Wednesday, April 24, 2019

P&L at Friends

As I was scrolling through old issues of the Roland Park Company's publication, Gardens, Houses, and People, I came across a surprising photograph. But first, some background. 
Friends School in Baltimore has a long history here. It was founded in 1781 as part of the Quaker Meeting on Asquith Street in the Jonestown section of Baltimore's downtown. In 1800, a school opened in conjunction with the Meeting.
Fast forward to 1925, when the school bought a parcel of land on North Charles Street between Homeland and Roland Park. It appears that the lower- and middle-schools relocated from Bolton Hill at that time, and the high school moved in 1936. 
On the campus, there's a building that houses the pre-primary school, and before that, it was a field house of sorts for the various sports played at Friends. It sits atop a hill overlooking the playing fields at the front, and the northern section of Blythewood road at the back. It's quite a handsome building and very well-sited on the land. 
Mottu & White were the architects for the buildings at Friends. This firm also designed many houses in Roland Park and Guilford. Ziger-Snead has done their more recent buildings. 

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