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Olson, Sherry. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: Geographer Olson's book, by far the most thorough illustrated history of Baltimore, is strong on geographic and commercial development, and gives less attention to the arts, including architecture. However it does feature many historic photographs of buildings and contemporary news accounts of their construction.
Grimes, Michael A. "Sources for Documenting Baltimore's Suburban Landscape." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 163-68.
Annotation / Notes: Grimes discusses a variety of sources useful for studying Baltimore's expansion -- maps, deeds, tax assessments, newspapers, building permits, and photographs. He describes where to find them and how to use them.
Jones, Carleton. Streetwise Baltimore: The Story Behind Baltimore Street Names. [Baltimore?]: Bonus Books, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Brief, quick descriptions of street and neighborhoods names, including some surrounding communities in other counties. Includes a history of the city's development.
Olson, Sherry H. Baltimore. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publisher Company, 1976.
Olson, Sherry H. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Revised edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: The product of a geographer, this excellent history of Baltimore focuses on its physical growth as an urban center. Special emphasis is placed on how the city, and its inhabitants, handled the changes brought about by city growth.
Power, Garrett. Parceling Out Land in Baltimore, 1632-1796. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Reprints of two Maryland Historical Magazine articles with the same title. Using a variety of sources, both primary and secondary, Power traces the chain of title, up to the point of incorporation, of the 2000 acres of Baltimore Town, Jones Town, and Fell's Point, the communities that became Baltimore City.
Power, Garrett. "Parceling out Land in the Vicinity of Baltimore: 1632-1796, Part 1." Maryland Historical Magazine 87 (Winter 1992): 453-466.
Power, Garrett. "Parceling out Land in the Vicinity of Baltimore: 1632-1796, Part 2." Maryland Historical Magazine 88 (Summer 1993): 150-80.
Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
Categories: Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Town Planning, County and Local History, Geography and Cartography, Politics and Law, Seventeenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Caroline County, Cecil County, Charles County, Calvert County, Dorchester County, Harford County, Kent County, Prince George's County, Queen Anne's County, St. Mary's County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, Worcester County, Chesapeake Region, Southern Maryland, Eastern Shore
Baer, Elizabeth. Seventeenth Century Maryland: A Bibliography. Baltimore: John Work Garrett Library, 1949.
Annotation / Notes: This work supplies not only descriptive cataloging for 209 seventeenth century Maryland books and maps, but also provides insights into the collecting habits of the founder of the Evergreen Collection. Reproductions of title pages are included.
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.
Hollowak, Thomas L., comp. "Maryland Maps in the Peabody Collection." Maryland Historical Magazine 87 (Spring 1992): 72-87.
Hollowak, Thomas L., comp. An Index to the Maps in the John Work Garrett Library. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1993.
Hollowak, Thomas L., comp. "Mapping Maryland: The Willard Hackerman Collection." MHS/News (July-September 1998): 4.
Nicholas, Frank. "Land Use and Urban Climate: Estimating Surface Roughness in Baltimore, Maryland." Middle Atlantic, 6 (July 1975): 33-46.
Charmatz, Betty. "Geographical Perspectives in Poverty: A Baltimore Case Study." Letters & Papers in the Social Sciences: An Undergraduate Review, 1 (Spring 1974): 13-29.
Muller, Edward K., and Groves, Paul A. "The Emergence of Industrial Districts in Mid-Nineteenth Century Baltimore." Geographical Review,69 (April 1979): 159-78.
Beirne, D. Randall. "Residential Stability Among Urban Workers: Industrial Linkage in Hamden-Woodberry, Baltimore, 1880-1930." Geographical Perspectives on Maryland's Past, Occasional Papers in Geography, no. 4, eds. Robert D. Mitchell and Edward K. Muller. College Park: University of Maryland Department of Geography, 1979, pp. 168-87.
Beirne, D. Randall. "Residential Growth and Stability in the Baltimore Industrial Community of Canton During the Late Nineteenth Century." Maryland Historical Magazine, 74 (March 1979): 39-51.
Cox, Richard J. "Trouble on the Chain Gang: City Surveying, Maps and the Absence of Urban Planning in Baltimore, 1730-1823; With a Checklist of Maps of the Period." Maryland Historical Magazine, 81 (Spring 1986): 8-49.
Hershberg, Theodore. "Nineteenth-Century Baltimore: Historical and Geographical Perspectives: A Commentary." Working Papers from the Regional Economic History Research Center, 4 (1981): 141-55.
Marks, Bayly Ellen. "Rural Response to Urban Penetration: Baltimore and St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1790-1840." Journal of Historical Geography, 8 (April 1082): 113-27.
Kargon, Jeremy. "Thomas Poppleton's Map: Vignettes of a City's Self Image." Maryland Historical Magazine, 104 (Summer 2009): 184-207.
Timleck, John Andrew. A Tale of Two Cities: A Case Study of Physical and Social Disorder in Two Baltimore City neighborhoods, using GIS and Spatial Methods. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 2014.