Compiled by Richard Longstreth

This compilation focuses on scholarly work concerning the history of the built environment in Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. Several important general and pictorial histories are included as well. I have not included citations for Montgomery and Prince George's counties because the great majority of these materials are foremost related to the Washington metropolitan area. Most writings date from the past three decades.

Many titles still in print and an extensive bibliography of period sources will be available for purchase at the meeting. A major study of Annapolis and its region is being prepared for the 1997 Vernacular Architecture Forum annual meeting.

Thanks go to David Chase, Peter Kurtze, Therese O'Malley, Orland Ridout V, Walter Schamu, Damie Stiliman, and Robert Vogel for adding to this list.


Alexander, Robert L., "Architecture and Aristocracy: The Cosmopolitan Style of Latrobe and Godefroy," Maryland Historical Magazine S6 (Fall 1962), 229-243

________________ , The Architecture of Maximilian Godefroy, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1974

_______________, "Baltimore Row Houses of the Early Nineteenth Century," American Studies 16 (Fall 1975), 65-76

______________, "The Ridell-Caffoll House in Baltimore," Winterthur Portfolio 28 (Summer-Autumn 1993), 113-139

_________________ , "Neoclassical Wrought Iron in Baltimore," Winterthur Portfolio 18 (Summer-Autumn 1983), 147-186

_________________ , "Nicholas Rogers, Gentleman- Architect of Baltimore," Maryland Historical Magazine 78 (Summer 1983), 85-105

________________ , "The Public Memorial and Godefroy's Battle Monument," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 18 (March 1958), 19-24

______________, "The Union Bank, by Long after Soane," Journal of the Society ofArchitectural Historians 22 (October 1963), 135-137

________________ , "'Wealth Well Bestowed in Worship':  St. Paul's in Baltimore from Robert Cary Long to Richard Upjohn," Maryland Historical Magazine 86 (Summer 1991), 123-150

Andrews, Andrea, "The Baltimore School Building Program, 1870-1900: A Study in Urban Reform," Maryland Historical Magazine 70 (Fall 1975), 260-274

Beirne, Francis F., and Carleton Jones, Baltimore, a Picture History, 1957, 3rd rev. ed., Baltimore: Bodine & Associates and Maclay & Associates, 1982

Beirne, Rosamond Randall, "The Chase House in Maryland," Maryland Historical Magazine 49 (September 1954), 177-195

Bevan, Edith R., "Druid Hill, Country Seat of the Rogers and Buchanan Families," Maryland Historical Magazine 44 (September 1949), 190-199

_______________, "Willow Brook, Country Seat of John Donnell," Maryland Historical Magazine 44 (March 1949), 33-41

Browne, Gary Lawson, Baltimore in the Nation, 1789- 1861, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980

Bryan, John M., ed., Robert Mills, Architect, Washington: American Institute of Architects Press, 1989 Burdine, D. Randall, "Hampden-Woodbury: The Mill Village in an Urban Setting," Maryland Historical Magazine 77 (March 1982), 6-26

Chalfant, Randolph W., "Calvert Station: Its Structure and Significance," Maryland Historical Magazine 74 (March 1979), 11-22

Coiwill, Stiles Tuttle, Francis Guy 1760-1820, Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1981

Corbett, Donna C., "'Had You Followed My Advice, and Built a Plain and Convenient House': The Carrolls and Homewood," Letters and Papers on the Social Sciences and the Humanities n.s. 6 (Spring 1980), 113-123

Crooks, James B., "The Baltimore Fire and Baltimore Reform," Maryland Historical Magazine 65 (Spring 1970), 1-17

Cucchiella, S., Baltimore Deco: An Architectural Survey of Art Deco in Baltimore, Baltimore: Maclay & Associates, 1984

Dilts, James D., and Catherine F. Black, eds., Baltimore Cast-Iron Buildings and Architectural Ironwork, Centreville, Md.: Tidewater Publishers, 1991

Dorsey, John, and James Dilts, A Guide to Baltimore Architecture, Cambridge, Md.: Tidewater Publishers, 2nd rev. ed., 1981, 3rd rev. ed. scheduled for late

1996/early 1997

Eckels, Claire Wittier, "Baltimore's Earliest Architects, 1785-1820," Ph.D. diss., John Hopkins University,


Elder, William Voss, III, "Robert Mills' Waterloo Row," Record of the Baltimore Museum ofArt 1 (1971), 1-24

Eucher, Charles C., "The Politics of Urban Expansion:

Baltimore and the Sewerage Question, 1859-1905," Maryland Historical Magazine 86 (Fall 1991), 270-291

Fee, Elizabeth, et al., eds., The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991

Garrett, Jane N., "Philadelphia and Baltimore, 1790- 1840: A Study of Intraregional Unity," Maryland Historical Magazine 55 (March 1960), 1-13

Giza, Joanne, and Catherine F. Black, Great Baltimore Houses: An Architectural and Social History, Baltimore:

Maclay & Assocsiates, 1982 Harwood, Herbert H., "Mt. Clare Station, America's

Oldest - Or Is It?" Railroad History 139 (1987), 39-53 Hayward, Mary Ellen, "Urban Vemacular Architecture in

Nineteenth-Century Baltimore," Winterthur Portfolio 16 (Spring 1981), 33-63

Henderson, Peter Harry, "Local Deals and the New Deal State: Implementing Federal Public Housing in Baltimore, 1933-1968," Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 1994

Howland, Richard, and Eleanor Spencer, The Architecture ofBaltimore, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1953

Hunter, Wilbur H., "Baltimore in the Revolutionary  Generation," in John B. Boles, ed., Maryland Heritage: Five Baltimore Institutions Celebrate the American Bicentennial, Baltimore; Maryland Historical Society, 1976, 183-236

Hunter, Wilbur Harvey, The Story of America's Oldest Museum Building, Baltimore: Peale Museum, 1964

Hyde, Bryden B., "Davidge Hall," University ofMaryland School ofMedicine Bulletin 56 July 1971), 1-8

Jones, Carleton, Lost Baltimore: A Portfolio of Vanished Buildings, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993

Keith, Robert C., Baltimore Harbor: A Picture History, Baltimore: Ocean World Publishing Co., 1982

Kelly, Brian, "What's Right (and Wrong) about the Inner Harbor," Planning 58 (April 1992), 28-32

Kurtze, Peter, E., "Public School Buildings on the Lancasterian Plan, 1829-1839," in Elizabeth Collins Cromley and Carter L. Hudgins, eds., Gender, Class, and Shelter: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, V, Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995, 70-77

Lancaster, R. Kent, "Green Mount: The Introduction of the Rural Cemetery into Baltimore," Maryland Historical Magazine 74 (March 1978), 62-79

Levin, Alexandra L., "Charles Nicholas Rogers and His Country Seat, 'Druid Hill'," Maryland Historical Magazine 72 (Spring 1977), 78-82

Liscombe, Rhodri Windsor, Altogether American: Robert Mills, Architect and Engineer, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

McCarthy, Michael P., "Renaissance Rivalry in Baltimore:

One Charles Center vs. One North Charles," Maryland Historical Magazine 90 (Summer 1995), 194-215

McGrain, John W., From Pig Iron to Cotton Duck: A History ofManufacturing Villages in Baltimore County, vol 1, Towson, Md.: Baltimore County Library, 1985

Miller, J. Jefferson, "The Designs of the Washington Monument in Baltimore," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 23 (March 1964), 19-28

Miller, James Edward, "The Dowager of 33rd Street: Memorial Stadium and the Politics of Big-Time Sports in Maryland, 1954-1991," Maryland Historical Magazine 87 (Summer 1992), 187-200

Moffson, Steven, "Richardsonian Romanesque Bank Buildings in Baltimore, 1884-1894," M.A. thesis, University of Delaware, 1992

Moudry, Roberta M., "Gardens, Houses, and People: The Planning of Roland Park, Baltimore," M.A. thesis, Cornell University, 1990

Nelson, Lee H., "An Architectural History of Fort McHenry," Philadelphia: National Park Service, 1961

Norton, Paul F., "The Architect of Calverton," Maryland Historical Magazine 76 June 1981), 113-123

Null, Druscilla Johanna, "The Development of the Dundalk Historic District, 1890-1985," M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1985 [U.S. Emergency Fleet Corp. community]

Olson, Sherry, Baltimore: The Building of an American City, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980

Orser, W. Edward, Blockbusting in Baltimore: The Edmondson Village Story, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1994

Perlman, Bernard B., "The Cost and Construction of Homewood," Journal of the Society ofArchitectural Historians 12 (March 1955), 26-28

Power, Garrett, "Entail in Two Cities: A Comparative Study of Long Term Leases in Birmingham, England and Baltimore, Maryland 1700-1900," Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 9 (Winter 1992), 315-324

_______________, "'High Society': The Building Height Limitation on Baltimore's Mt. Vernon Place," Maryland Historical Magazine 79 (Fall 1984), 197-219

_______________, "Parceling Out Land in the Vicinity of Baltimore: 1632-1796," Maryland Historical Magazine 87 (Winter 1992), 453-466; and 88 (Summer 1993), 151-180

Raley, Robert L., "The Baltimore Country-House, 1785- 1915," M.A. thesis, University of Delaware, 1959

Reinberger, Mark Edward, "The Baltimore Exchange and Its Place in the Career of Benjamin Henry Latrobe," Ph.D. diss., Cornell University, 1988

Richmond, Peter, Ballpark: Camden Yards and the Building of an American Dream, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993

Roth, Rodris, "Interior Decoration of City Houses in Baltimore: The Federal Period," Winterthur Portfolio 5 (1969), 59-83

Ryon, Roderick N., West Baltimore Neighborhoods, Sketches of Their History, 1840-1960, Baltimore: University of Baltimore, Institute of Publications Design, 1993

Sarudy, Barbara Wells, "Genteel and Necessary Amusements: Public Pleasure Gardens in Eighteenth-

Century Maryland," Journal of Garden History 9 July-September 1989), 118-124

_______________, "A Late Eighteenth-Century 'Tour' of Baltimore Gardens," Journal of Garden History 9 July- September 1989), 125-140

Schaick, Harry G., "Mini-Revisionism in City Planning History: The Planners of Roland Park," Journal of the Society ofArchitectural Historians 29 (December 1970), 347-349

_______________, "Planning Roland Park, 1891-1900," Maryland Historical Magazine 67 (Winter 1972), 419-428

Shivers, Frank R., Jr., Walking in Baltimore: An Intimate Guide to the Old City, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995

_______________ ,Mary Ellen Hayward, and Phoebe Stanton, eds., Baltimore Architecture: An illustrated History, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, scheduled for release spring-fall 1997

Shivers, Natalie W., Those Old Placid Rows: The Aesthetic and Development of the Baltimore Rowhouse, Baltimore: Maclay & Associates, 1981

Stanton, Phoebe, "The Peabody Library," Maryland Historical Magazine 86 (Winter 1991), 423-435

Thomas, Dawn F., The Green Spring Valley: Its History and Heritage, vol.1 "A History and Historic Houses", Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1978

Tripp, Susan Gerwe, "Evergreen House, Baltimore, Maryland," Antiques 139 (February 1991), 388-397

_______________, "Homewood in Baltimore, Maryland," Antiques 133 January 1988), 248-257

Trostel, Michael F., Mount Clare, Being an Account of the Seat Built by Charies Carroll, Barrister, upon His Lands at Patapsco, Baltimore: National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1981

Verheyen, Egon, ed., Laurence Hall Fowler, Architect, 1876-1971, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984

Viii, Martha J., "Residential Development on a Landed Estate: The Case of Baltimore's 'Harlem,"' Maryland Historical Magazine 77 (Fall 1982), 266-278

Warren, Marion E., and Mame Warren, Baltimore: When She Was What She Used to Be, 1850-1930, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983

Weeks, Christopher, Alexander Smith Cochran: Modernist in Traditional Baltimore, Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1995

Weidman, Gregory R., et al., Classical Maryland 1815- 1845: Fine and Decorative Arts from the Golden Age, Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1993

Wooden, Howard E., "The Rectory of St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore: An Architectural History," Maryland Historical Magazine 57 (September 1962), 210-228

Worrall, Margaret, ed., Hampton National Historic Site, Towson, Md.: Historic Hampton, 1986

Zalesch, Saul E., "Synagogue Building in Baltimore during the Nineteenth Century," M.A. thesis, University of Delaware, 1984

Zembala, Dennis M., ed. Baltimore: Industrial Gateway of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1995

Zucker, Kevin, "Falls and Stream Valleys: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Parks of Baltimore," Maryland Historical Magazine 90 (Spring 1995), 72-96


Carson, Cary, "The Virginia House in Maryland," Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Summer 1974), 185-196

_____________ , et al., "Impermanent Architecture in the Southern American Colonies," Winterthur Portf~~lio 16 (Summer-Autumn 1981), 135-196

Carson, Lois Green, "'The Metropolis of Maryland': A Comment on Town Development Along the Tobacco Coast," Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Summer 1974), 124-145 [St. Mary's City]

Dean, Mary, et al., 350 Years ofArt and Architecture in Maryland, College Park: University of Maryland Art Gallery and Gallery of the School of Architecture, 1984

Dilts, James D., The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation's First Railroad, 1828- 1853, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993

Forman, Henry Chandlee, The Architecture of the Old South: The Medieval Style, 1585-1850, 1948; reprint ed., New York: Russell & Russell, 1968

_____________, Early Manor Houses of Maryland: An Architectural and Historical Compendium, 1634-1800, 1934; reprint ed., Baltimore: Bodine, 1982

____________, Tidewater Maryland Architecture and Gardens, New York: Bonanza Books, 1956

Holland, F. Ross, Maryland Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay - An Illustrated History, Annapolis: Maryland Historical Trust, 1996

Horn, James P., "'The Bare Necessities': Standards of Living in England and the Chesapeake, 1650-1700," Historical Archaeology 22:2 (1988), 74-91

Kanarek, Harold, The Mid-A tiantic Engineers: A History of the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1774-1974, Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, n.d. [ca. 1976]

Lane, Mills B., Architecture of the Old South, Maryland, New York: Abbeville Press, 1991

Lounsbury, Carl, ed., An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

McDaniel, George W., Hearth & Home: Preserving a People's Culture, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982

Marzio, Peter, "Carpentry in the Southern Colonies During the Eighteenth Century with Emphasis on Maryland and Virginia," Winterthur Portfolio 7 (1972), 229-250

Miller, Henry M., "Baroque Cities in the Wilderness: Archaeology and Urban Development in the Colonial Chesapeake," Historical Archaeology 22:2 (1988), 57-73

Pogue, Robert E.T., Old Maryland Landmarks, Bushwood, Md.: by the author, 1972

Raley, Robert L., "Early Maryland Plasterwork and Stuccowork," Journal of the Society ofArchitectural Historians 20 (October 1961), 131-135

Reps, John W., Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland, Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1992

Shackel, Paul A., and Barbara J. Little, eds., Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake, Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994

Stover, John F., History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1987

Three Centuries of Maryland Architecture, [Annapolis]: Maryland Historical Trust and Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities, 1982

Warren, Mame, and Marion E. Warren, Maryland Time Exposures 1840-1940, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984

Wennersten, John R., "Soil Miners Redux: The Chesapeake Environment, 1680-1810," Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Summer 1996), 157-179


Anderson, Elizabeth B., Annapolis: A Walk Through History, Centreville: Maryland Tidewater Publishers, 1984

Baker, Nancy T., "Annapolis, Maryland 1695-1730," Maryland Historical Magazine 81 (Fall 1986), 191-209

Beckerdite, Luke, "William Buckiand Reconsidered: Architectural Carving in Chesapeake Maryland, 1771- 1774," Journal of Eady Southern Decorative Arts 8 (November 1982), 42-88

Davis, Deering, Annapolis Houses: 1700-1775, New York: Bonanza Books, 1947

Elder, William Voss, III, and Lu Bartlett, John Shaw, Cabinetmaker ofAnnapolis, Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1983

Miller, Marcia Myri, "The Chase-Lloyd House," M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1993

Pierson, William L., "The Hammond-Harwood House: A Colonial Masterpiece," Antiques 111 January 1977), 186-193

Radoff, Morris L., The State House at Annapolis, Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, Department of General Services, 1972

Ridout, Orlando IV, "The Brice House, Annapolis, Maryland," M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 1978

Scarlett, Charles, Jr., "Governor Horatio Sharpe's Whitehall," Maryland Historical Magazine 46 (March 1951), 8-26

Tatum, George B., "Great Houses of the Golden Age of Annapolis," Antiques 111 January 1977), 174-185

Warren, Mame, Then Again ... Annapolis, 1900-1965, Annapolis: Time Exposures Limited, 1990

Warren, Marion E., and Mary Elizabeth Warren, "The Train's Done Been and Gone": An Annapolis Portrait, 1859-1910, Boston: David R. Godine, 1976


Arnold, Joseph L., Maryland: Old Line to New Prosperity, Northridge, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1985

Blumgart, Pamela James, et al., At the Head of the Bay: A Cultural and Architectural History of Cecil County, Maryland, Elkton: Cecil Historical Trust, and Crownsville: Maryland Historical Trust Press, 1996

Bodenstein, William G., "St. Michaels, Maryland: An 18th Century Speculative Development," Maryland Historical Magazine 80 (Fall 1985), 228-239

Cramm, Joetta M., Howard County: A Pictorial History, Norfolk: Donning Company, 1987

Doephens, William P., Excavations at Warren Duval's Middle Plantation ofsouth River Hundred, Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1991

Getty, Joe, Carroll's Heritage: Essays on the Architecture of a Piedmont Maryland County, Westminster, Md.: Carroll County Commissioners and Historical Society of Carroll County, 1987

Inventory ofHistoric Sites in Calvert County, Charles County and St. Mary's County, Annapolis: Maryland Historical Trust, 1980

Inventory ofHistoric Sites in Caroline County, Annapolis: Maryland Historical Trust, 1980

Larew, Marilynn M., Bel Air: An Architectural and Cultural History 1782-1945, Bel Air: Town of Bel Air and Crownsville: Maryland Historical Trust, 1995

Rivoire, J. Richard, Homeplaces: Traditional Domestic Architecture of Charles County, Maryland, La Plata, Md.: Southern Maryland Studies Center, Charles County Community College, 1990

Schock, Mildred C., Of History and Houses: A Kent Island Heritage, Queenstown, Md.: Queen Anne Press, 1982

Shaw, Diane, "Building an Urban Identity: The Clustered Spires of Frederick, Maryland," in Elizabeth Collins Cromley and Carter L. Hudgins, eds., Gender, Class, and Shelter: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, V Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995, 55-68

Stone, Gary Wheeler, "Society, Housing, and Architecture in Early Maryland: John Lewger's St. John's," Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1982

Touart, Paul Baker, Along the Seaboard Side: The Architectural History of Worcester County, Maryland, Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Commissioners, 1994

_________________ , Somerset: An Architectural History, Annapolis: Maryland Historical Trust, 1990

Ware, Donna M., Anne Arundel's Legacy: The Historic Properties ofAnne Arundel County, Annapolis: Maryland Historical Trust, 1990

_______________, Green Gables and Sooty Gob Piles: The Maryland Coal Region's Industrial and Architectural Past, Crownsville: Maryland Historical Trust, 1991

Wasch, Diane Shaw, "City Building in Frederick, Maryland, 1810-1860," M.A. thesis, George Washington University, 1990

Weeks, Christopher, An Architectural History of Harford County, Maryland, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996

_______________, ed., Between the Nanticoke and the Choptank: An Architectural History ofDorchester County Maryland, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984

_______________, The Building of Westminster in Maryland, Annapolis: Fishergate Publishing Co., 1978

_______________,et al., Where Land and Water Intertwine: An Architectural History of Talbot County, Maryland, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984