Saturday, May 3, 2008

Floor Plans

These images contain research regarding more recent use of the space. The Sanborn Map on the right shows the use of the space during the 1950s, shortly after it was built. The space was built in 1940.

The changing landscape of Baltimore

These pages show research that was gathered regarding the use of the space prior to the building being constructed.

Wise Words

“Cities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for vigorous streets and districts to grow without them.... for really new ideas of any kind—no matter how ultimately profitable or otherwise successful some of them might prove to be—there is no leeway for such chancy trial, error and experimentation in the high-overhead economy of new construction. Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.”

- Jane Jacobs

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Paper. Lots and Lots of Paper

My initial interest in this building was because of my discovery of a mass quantity of paper towards the back of the space. There were 13 pallets of newsprint about a Non-Smoking Campaign for the youth in the city.

130,000 pamphlets per pallet.