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Beckerdite, Luke. "William Buckland Reconsidered: Architectural Carving in Chesapeake Maryland, 1771-1774." Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts 9 (November 1982): 42-88.
Carter, Edward C., II, ed. The Virginia Journals of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1795-1798. Vols. 1,2. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.
Annotation / Notes: The first of several volumes in this series, a multi-year effort, published for the Maryland Historical Society where most of Latrobe's records reside. Succeeding volumes encompass Latrobe's other journals, papers and correspondence, architectural and engineering drawings, views, etc.
Dilts, James D., and Catharine F. Black, eds. Baltimore's Cast-Iron Buildings and Architectural Ironwork. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1991; reprint, 2000.
Dorsey, John, and James D. Dilts. A Guide to Baltimore Architecture. 1973, 1981; 3rd revised edition. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1997.
Elwell, Newton W. Architecture, Furniture, and Interiors of Maryland and Virginia During the Eighteenth Century. Polley & Co., 1897.
Forman, H. Chandlee. Early Buildings and Historic Artifacts in Tidewater Maryland; The Eastern Shore. Easton, MD: Eastern Shore Publishers' Associates, 1989.
Annotation / Notes: Forman listed himself as "architect and archaeologist." One of the early investigators of St. Mary's City and a dedicated preservationist, he documented many of the 18th and 19th century dwellings on the Eastern Shore. Forman illustrated his books with his own charming drawings and enlivened them with stories of his visits to remote sites, accounts both entertaining and edged with melancholy. See also Radoff, Morris L., The Old Line State.
Hamlin, Talbot. Benjamin Henry Latrobe. New York: Oxford, 1955.
Annotation / Notes: The Pulitzer prize-winning biography of an architect closely identified with Maryland, and one of the greatest to practice in the state, is still the standard biography.
Kelly, Jacques. Bygone Baltimore. Norfolk, VA: Donning, 1982.
Annotation / Notes: The real Baltimore in historic photographs selected and annotated by one of the city's most diligent appreciators. The photographs of buildings are excellent and include many interiors.
Blumgart, Pamela James, ed. At the Head of the Bay: A Cultural and Architectural History of Cecil County, Maryland. Elkton, MD: Cecil Historical Trust, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: This beautifully illustrated book presents a history of the development of the county along with a history of its architecture, including house forms, methods of construction, and outbuildings, along with brief write-ups on 700 historic sites.
Blumgart, Pamela James, ed. "Chestertown Awaits You." Peninsula Pacemaker 20 (June 1992): 18-20, 22.
De Gast, Robert. Unreal Estate: The Eastern Shore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
Annotation / Notes: Photo study of a variety of abandoned buildings -- agricultural structures and homes.
Dehler, Katherine B. "Mt. Vernon Place at the Turn of the Century: A Vignette of the Garrett Family." Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Fall 1974): 279-92.
Annotation / Notes: The Garretts, Baltimore's grandest family, had a profound influence on the growth of culture and education in Baltimore. They also had a profound influence on their own neighborhood. Stanford White and Tiffany worked on their Mount Vernon Place home.
Power, Garrett. "High Society: The Building Height Limitation on Baltimore's Mt. Vernon Place." Maryland Historical Magazine 79 (Fall 1984): 197-219.
Annotation / Notes: In 1904 Maryland's first zoning law was passed. It disallowed the construction of any non-church building over 70 feet in height within one block of Baltimore's Washington Monument. This act, which was actually a move of selfish interest of the part of developers who were then marketing the Mount Vernon area to Baltimore's aristocracy, ended up being a major reason why twentieth centuries developers were thwarted and the area preserved in its nineteenth century landscape.
Risjord, Norman K. Builders of Annapolis: Enterprise and Politics in a Colonial Capital. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A history of colonial Annpolis presented through the lives of eleven prominent citizens. Represented are a printer, a governor, a doctor, and a cabinetmaker. Included are such well known Maryland surnames as Carroll, Paca, Dulany, Chase, and Shaw.
Baltimore Museum of Art. :Annual I The Museum: Its First Half Century. Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1966.
Annotation / Notes: A history of the first fifty years of the BMA, from its start as a City-Wide Congress Committee on Founding an Art Museum (1911), to its temporary home in Mount Vernon, to the construction of its permanent home in Wyman Park. A major thesis is that a very modern thinking museum became a great success in a city known for being conservative. Nicely illustrated with works from the collection and photographs of museum activities.
Carter, Edward C., II. "The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Maryland Historical Society, 1885-1971: Nature, Structure and Means of Acquisition." Maryland Historical Magazine 66 (1971): 436-455.
Annotation / Notes: An involved discussion of the provenance of the Latrobe collection and the project to microfilm it. Latrobe, a prominent architect, artist, and surveyor, among other talents, left a variety of materials, including drawings depicting America at the end of the eighteenth century. An interesting discussion of the history of a rich collection.
Carter, Edward C., II, Editor in Chief, and Thomas E. Jeffrey, Microfiche Editor. The Guide and Index to the Microfiche Edition of the Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Clifton, NJ: Published for the Maryland Historical Society by James T. White and Co., 1976.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "The Harvey Ladew Manor House & Gardens." Maryland Magazine 17 (Summer 1985): 42-45.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Harvey Ladew and his house and garden, now open to the public. The topiary garden is considered one of the nation's finest.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "The Maryland Historical Society." Maryland Magazine (Autumn 1984): 15-20.
Annotation / Notes: A good general history of the Maryland's major private collecting institution written for the general public. Of special interest is an inserted article "In Search of Treasure", by Bonnie Joe Ayers, which explains how museums and special libraries acquire their materials.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "Villa Pace: Rosa Ponsell's Italianate Estate." Maryland Magazine 16 (Autumn 1983): 25-8.
Hammond, Helen. "Field Trip: Historical Society of Frederick County." Frederick Magazine (April 1994): 31-33.
Hammond, Helen. "Maryland Historical Society, 1844-1994: Keeper of Our State Treasures for 150 Years." News and Notes of the Maryland Historical Society 23 (January/February 1994): 1-3.
Stoddaryd, Ann B. "Redecorating the White House." New Art Examiner 20 (February 1993): 16-20.
Annotation / Notes: Maryland Historical Society Museum.