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AIAS Student Workshop: Baltimore's Mount Vernon

  • Bottom of Park at E. Centre & N. Charles 2 E Centre St Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

On this workshop, created exclusively for architectural students who are members of an American Institute of Architecture Student section, we’ll photograph the Washington Monument, the beautifully landscaped parks and their unique marble and bronze sculptures, and the surrounding buildings.

One of the highlights of this tour is the interior of the Peabody Library (1878) one of the most beautiful in the world, described as a “cathedral of books.”

We’ll also visit the nearby Baltimore Basilica, the first cathedral built in the United States (1806,) and a designated national shrine. The Basilica was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the first professionally-trained architect of our new republic, and Thomas Jefferson’s Architect of the U.S. Capitol.

After the Basilica, we'll head to the Bromo Seltzer Tower, with a tour of the Clock Room and the newly-renovated gravity clock mechanism. We'll be able to photograph the four 23-foot diameter clock faces from the inside! A "brown bag" lunch is included.