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Bolton Square, the award-winning Baltimore townhouse development designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen in 1967, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary on September 8, 2007. An afternoon of festivities is planned with participation by architect Jacobsen and developer Stanley Panitz, as well as city officials and architecture and urban design professionals.

Activities include self-guided tours from 1 pm to 3 pm of a number of houses that present the richness of variety designed into these modern homes in the context of the traditional Bolton Hill neighborhood. Homeowners living on the Common will open their garden gates to celebration guests, permitting them to experience first hand Jacobsen’s thoughtful transitions from private to semi-private to semi-public space at Bolton Square.

From 4 pm to 6 pm, a reception in the Common will be held for all participants, visitors
and homeowners.

Bolton Square, an early project of Hugh Newell Jacobsen, was recognized by the Baltimore
Chapter of the AIA, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore, and the Homes
for Better Living Program. In 1969, it won the Honor Award from the American Institute of
Architects, the nation’s highest award for excellence in architecture.

For additional information and photography of Bolton Square, please contact Marybeth Shaw,
Co-Chair of the 40th Anniversary Committee, Bolton Square Homeowners Association, at
410-675-3030 or by email at

CLICK HERE for downloadable PDF with the full announcement and history of Bolton Square


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