Wednesday, September 22, 2021

117 Upnor Road, Homeland

I was perusing real estate listings and found a house at 117 Upnor Road that had been on the market in 2017, but not currently. 

Here's what the real estate listing says:

Designed by premier architects Edward L. Palmer, Jr. and William D. Lamdin, this stone masterpiece sits majestically on just under a half an acre.

A brilliant combination of classic finishes by artisans who paid incredible attention to detail
and 21st century updates, including gourmet kitchen with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances and master bath.
Professionally landscaped fenced yard, attached garage and so much more!!

This is a great house in a great neighborhood, on a street full of wonderful houses.  

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Lecture: The Works of Palmer & Lamdin

As you might (or might not) know, I was the President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and one of the committees we had was called the "Dead Architects Society" named after the movie of a similar name. 

As a member of this committee, a number of us selected architects from the early 20th century on whom to do a deep dive and I selected Palmer & Lamdin as mine. The result has been this website.

On Friday, October 5 at noon, I will be giving a presentation on the occasion of the beginning of Arch-tober, the celebration of architecture week month. Here's the description:

Palmer & Lamdin, an architectural firm working mainly from the 1920’s to the 1940’s, designed some of the most interesting residences in Baltimore, characterized as “classical, with a twist.” Edward Palmer was one of the original architects for the Roland Park Company, but in 1917, went out on his own, acquired a partner, William Lamdin, and proceeded to design more than 300 properties in Baltimore, Delaware, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Meg Fairfax Fielding, a past president of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, is presenting. She is doing a deep dive on Palmer & Lamdin for the Dead Architects Society and writes the blog Palmer and Lamdin Architects. The program is hosted on Zoom.

Here is the link to the event