When: Friday, June 19 / 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation
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Virtual Histories: The Garrett Jacobs Mansion (Lisa Keir)

1 Fabulously Wealthy Client. 2 Talented Architects, 3 Owners, 4 Rowhouses

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history. Join Lisa Keir for a history of the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support the BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.

The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion is a National Register Historic Landmark, a contributing structure to the Mount Vernon Historic District, and arguably the finest example of Gilded Age architecture in Baltimore. It comprises parts of 4 rowhouses built in the 1850s (7, 9, 11 and 13 West Mount Vernon Place). Over a period of 60 years, the Mansion grew from one elegant rowhome (No. 11) located in the finest residential community of Baltimore, into a showplace celebrating the wealth and good taste of its owner.

21 year old Mary Frick Garrett arrived at No. 11 West Mount Vernon Place in 1872 as the bride of Robert Garrett, scion of the Garrett family, grown fabulously wealthy through its ownership in the B&O railroad.

About the Presenter:

Lisa Keir is a Trustee of the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund and a life-long fan of historic architecture. She developed a tour of the Mansion and trained docents to lead the tours.

The Taste and Tour, which features a signature cocktail and an hour-long tour of the principal rooms of the mansion, is held (during non-virus months) on the second Tuesday of the month. For a cocktail suggestion for June, she suggests a mint julep, the signature drink of the Triple Crown races, usually run in June.

About the Baltimore Architecture Foundation

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) celebrates design and the built environment. Launched in 1987, BAF encourages people to explore Baltimore architecture: to be mindful of the area’s history, and recognize Baltimore’s architectural heritage, and appreciate its design innovations.

Through its tours, lectures, educational programs for adults and kids, exhibitions, research, and publications, the BAF demonstrates how ideas are manifested in the built environment and urban design of the city.

About Baltimore Heritage

Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. With a small staff, 33 volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers, we work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.