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Debuting in 1913, Guilford, a collaboration of the Roland Park Company and acclaimed Olmsted Brothers, became a model for suburban developments nationally. Coinciding with an American mania for English architecture and town planning, Guilford combined the aesthetics of an English country village with modern construction and design. Generously endowed with English-style greens, squares, and signature Olmsted Brothers “places,” Guilford is one of the country’s most park-like suburban developments. Developed concurrently with Wyman Park, Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Guilford was part of a shining new suburban Baltimore. Take an armchair tour of Guilford from its early days as a country estate to Gilded Age suburban splendor. Rare photographs document Olmsted Brothers streetscapes and parks, Sherwood Gardens, and the architecture of Edward L. Palmer, Jr., Williams D. Lamdin, Laurence Hall Fowler, John Russell Pope and others.


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Guilford: A Walking Tour in Pictures

Explore Guilford, one of North America’s most influential early “streetcar suburbs,” through stunning Arts and Crafts Style illustrations. Significant examples of unique architect-designed residential architecture, as well as Guilford’s tree-lined Olmsted Brothers streetscapes and parks, are depicted in full-page illustrations accompanied by informative text.

The Guilford edition is the first in a series of three Baltimore-area walking guide books from Ann Giroux. Coming soon, illustrated guides for the Roland Park and Homeland communities.

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739 Deepdene Road
Baltimore, MD 21210

The Ivy

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6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

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Special Events

During the course of the year, Ann offers occasional walking tours and lectures. Her Roland Park Company Conversations Series is a free series exploring the planning, development, architecture and social life of Baltimore City’s Roland Park Company District. Tours are and lectures are provided at no charge to charitable organizations with education as part of their mission statement. Ann asks garden clubs to make a modest contribution to support Sherwood Gardens, a nationally recognized tulip display garden and arboretum, owned and maintained by the Guilford community. Ann has limited time, and regretfully, cannot accept every opportunity to speak.

To request a walking tour or lecture, please contact Ann at