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Walking in Baltimore

An Intimate Guide to the Old City

Outsiders had called it "Mob Town" when, on April 19, 1861, Confederate sympathizers attacked Yankee soldiers and shed the first blood of the Civil War. According to Frank Shivers, Baltimore's unique charm must have something to do with the city's wonderful mix of opposites – North and South, old-fashioned rowhouses and modern office towers, industrial waterfront and revitalized inner harbor, the venerable Walters Art Gallery and funky Fells Point bars.

In the 12 tours of Walking in Baltimore, Shivers invites readers and walkers to explore the city's rich past and lively present. Each tour highlights places where notable Baltimoreans made their mark – where BABE RUTH was born, where EDGAR ALLAN POE is buried, where FREDERICK DOUGLASS learned to read, where SCOTT AND ZELDA FITZGERALD had their last home together, where WALLIS WARFIELD married her first husband. Shivers tells where to go to indulge special interests such as sports, the arts, and maritime history. And he offers good advice about restaurants, shops, and transportation.

With a wealth of new details that Shivers has uncovered about street names, outdoor sculpture, famous literary figures, and more. Walking in Baltimore offers an intimate look at the heart of a grand old city. Illustrated with more than 75 photographs, most taken especially for this book by Lisa Frances Davis, this guide promises memorable walking – and delightful reading – for native Baltimoreans and curious visitors alike.

About the Author

Winner of the Baltimore City Historical Society 2003 History Honor, Frank Remer Shivers, Jr., has taught in adult education programs at the Johns Hopkins University, where he was named "Teacher of the Year." He is coauthor of The Architecture of Baltimore: An Illustrated History and author of Maryland Wits & Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on Washington Writers and Bolton Hill: Classic Baltimore Neighborhood, all published by Johns Hopkins University Press.


"The newest and best of the vade mecums... Mr. Shivers lays out about a dozen tours, stretching from Patterson Park to Federal Hill to Bolton Hill... Whoever reads this guide and follows these routes will know a lot more about downtown than most natives do."

- Baltimore Sun

"Wander where pianist Eubie Blake pounded out ragtime, and pub crawl where filmmaker John Waters found inspiration. It's history, alive and vibrant, readable even for those whose shoes may never see a Baltimore street."

- Baltimore Magazine

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Other Titles by Frank R. Shivers, Jr.

Bolton Hill, Blue Plaque Edition

Frank R. Shivers Jr.
Jun 2010 - The Maryland Historical Society
$35.00 USD - Hardback

The Architecture of Baltimore

edited by Mary Ellen Hayward and Frank R. Shivers Jr. - foreword by Richard Hubbard Howland and Robert L. Alexander
Jul 2004 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$62.00 USD - Hardback

Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards

Frank R. Shivers Jr.
Jan 1998 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback

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The Charleston Museum

edited by Carl P. Borick
Jun 2022 - University of South Carolina Press
$34.99 USD - Electronic book text
$34.99 USD - Hardback

Art in Seattle's Public Spaces

James M. Rupp, photographs by Miguel Edwards
Dec 2018 - University of Washington Press
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums

Sophie Richard
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$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in Photographs: collections

Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson

Stanley Mazaroff
May 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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$43.00 USD - Electronic book text

Spectrum of Fashion

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Oct 2019 - The Maryland Historical Society
$35.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Maryland in Black and White

Constance B. Schulz - foreword by Frederick N. Rasmussen
Oct 2013 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$36.95 USD - Hardback
$36.95 USD - Electronic book text