The pumping station ready to be rented out. Soon after this I was invited to a Historical Preservation meeting on designating this as a historical building. Later he and his mounted unit served as the personal bodyguard of Maj. Gen. Samuel Smith, overall commander of the State Militia under then-Maryland governor Levin Winder, and the various militia forces from surrounding counties and states, including several regular army and navy units and detachments defending Baltimore in September 1814. Originally marked as unknown and the fact that at the time it was found, I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that there was one dam built on top of another at Loch Raven. Most have since been broken out. These photos were actually the building of Lake Ashburton). Built in response to relieve the long-time overcrowding resulting from the post-World War II "baby boom" of the 1950s-60s, Lake Clifton however seemed troubled from the start and had problems extending through its first decade of service from the early 1970s into the 1980s. I do not understand the intent of changing the engineer’s designation of a structure from gatehouse to valve house? This is the rear of the first building with the new roof. All the City employees who kept an eye out for historical stuff just laying around or in the dumpster (received an 1875 drawing that was found in the recycle bin down town). Photo from the 1920s showing the original 1881 gate house at Loch Raven. The maintenance shop, in middle, and the storage yard. Here is the GPN that I found: For the next couple of years Martha and I would butt heads on how I was doing my documenting/research and that is ok, we all have our opinions. From the date I am thinking along the Gunpowder Falls? In 1877 it was suggested to construct an additional lake at Clifton. The statue is reported to have been generally overlooked by those visiting the park, though it has been subjected to periodic vandalism. Looking close at the one below (Source, Special Collections MdHS) I was able to figure out that the above one is of the Hampden Reservoir. Henry Thompson, (1774-1837). From a mislabeled GPN saying this is Loch Raven, Framed photograph clearly marked as Gate House at Lake Clifton. Rudy Chow, Director of Public Works who gave me permission to continue my research. Development of the park included construction of a band shell, where outdoor concerts were popular in the 1920s–1930s. Posted by Ronald Parks in Baltimore, Gate House, water history, art, Baltimore, engineering, FILTRATION, Lake Clifton, Lake Montebello, Montebello, photography, POLITICS, Public Works, water history. (The completion stone for the gate house says 1887). I have been invited to another meeting to determine what is to be done with it. Cleanup and maintenance of the cemetery began again in mid-2010 under a newly established supporters and watchdog group, the Friends of St VIncent's Cemetery. ", "Official website of Heritage High School", "Official website of the REACH! Most prints and photos are from the DPW collection except for the recent Pen photo and the EPS print, which is mine. This next one is from a collection, another of which I asked the FB public to help me with, but no one knew, is of an ice floe. With all that said, looking at the three structures: Gate House, Pumping Station and Penitentiary, I would take a long shot guess and say that Jackson C. Gott designed the gate house. Tim Bradin, my old boss who let me buy an expensive scanner with City money. Although the valve house still stands, it is in a dilapidated condition and the stained glass windows were destroyed by vandals sometime in the 1970s. The lake (reservoir) in service and supplying water to the City. Henry Thompson, (1774-1837), later purchased 1838 by, City of Baltimore ownership (1894–present), Real Food Farm is adjacent to the athletic fields. Well, this didn’t happen. He said he had $10,000 he was willing to invest in repairs! Matching him to another I found, that this was during the building of the diversion sewer around the then being built Lake Ashburton. Hopkins originally intended to locate the campus of his planned Johns Hopkins University on the Clifton property. This is ok only because I know they are from a group known as the “permanent supply”, they belong together. This next one, after reading the Annual Reports, turns out to be of City employees searching for 2 boys that supposedly drowned in a quarry. Kurt Kocher, DPW Public Information Spokesperson. Heavily hit by vandalism during the 1960s, it was officially closed in the early 1980s and fell into disrepair. One such person was Martha, from the Historical Society of Baltimore County. At this time I had begun my research, haphazardly I must add! This is downtown Baltimore at the Battle Monument. Morgan officials declined to share their ideas for the site, which is a couple of miles south of their campus in Northeast Baltimore. Most of the other properties that the city is looking to sell are former elementary schools with much smaller footprints than the Lake Clifton site. It is a piece of art. Here is a 1927 aerial of Lake Clifton and its relation to Lake Montebello. Gen. John Stricker, commander of the Third Brigade (also known as the Baltimore City Brigade) of the Maryland State Militia, to carry messages between Bladensburg, Maryland, and the nearby national capital in Washington, D.C., during the first phase of the Battle of Bladensburg, which preceded the Burning of Washington during the Chesapeake Bay campaign in August 1814. That plan was billed as a $1 billion initiative to renovate and rebuild aging schools, but it came with a requirement to close roughly two dozen buildings and turn them over to the city. Mostly we butted heads on her grandfather’s house at Montebello. Plans started to take shape in 1904, after the Big Fire, to increase Loch Raven. The supply is finished and the valves are opened. I am retiring and moving to the Eastern Shore in the next couple weeks – but I will be back! Curran, Martin and Kenly. Baltimore, engineering, FILTRATION, Gunpowder Falls, HISTORY, Jones Falls, Lake Clifton, Lake Montebello, Montebello, photography, water, water history. It is the largest school campus in physical size in the Baltimore City Public Schools system and one of the most massive and most expensive in the country built up to that time. Two drawings of the water mains at the gate house. The new roof, as shown in the first photo is only to help protect the property. Stories from our past, presented here, will be outshined by news of the structured opportunities, offered “next door” for careers in the expanding green business sectors. and the rearrangement of several schools in the northeast sector of the city, the institution became known as the "Lake Clifton Campus" currently comprises two small schools: Heritage High School and the REACH! Sign on the gate showing what is going on. Who changed it? This work started in 1879. There were two other ramshackle buildings near the gate house, put up by the water engineer to protect the valves, in a pit. The area became a city park in 1894. 147). That wouldn’t cover one small portion of the roof (Spanish tiles are expensive!) It will be up to others to fix the buildings. No architect and it comes from the water engineers office. The Lake Clifton building was handed over to the city last year, once the district had no further use for it. An interested party for this meeting is Civic Works. A few of these are of Lake Montebello and Clifton. Lake Clifton was once the city’s largest high school, before the school system underwent a restructuring. Baltimore planning to sell former Lake Clifton High School; Morgan State University is hopeful buyer, © WILLIAM H. MORTIMER/ BALTIMORE SUN PHOTO/The Baltimore Sun/TNS, © Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun/The Baltimore Sun/TNS. It is a great project being done. Mt Royal no longer was receiving water from the Jones Falls, but from the Gunpowder Falls, via pumping stations. P.S. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. But this is what is going on here. Below shows the location of the venturi meter, added later. Attached to the proposal was this photograph: I thought to myself, how the heck did I miss this driving back and forth to City Lights?? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Below is what the building looked like when it was first built.