Parkway, other theatres in Baltimore

THS president Karen Noonan shared an email from photographer Amy Davis whose 10 Parkway photos are found with the story linked at the bottom. Here’s some of  Amy’s email:

“This just in about the 1915 Parkway, which has been sitting dormant for way too long. In addition to the column written by The Baltimore Sun’s Jacques Kelly, I did a photo gallery which includes some interior views of the Parkway. We’re hoping that a restoration plan that protects the remarkable interior is developed.
On a sad note, the Gwynn Theater in the 4600 block of Liberty Heights Avenue in northwest Baltimore was torn down on March 21, 2012 to make way for a new Shop-Rite supermarket. It hadn’t functioned as a theater for over 50 years, so when it came down there was not much of a whimper. Most recently it had been a Rite-Aid, and then a discount sneaker store. The beautiful art deco Ambassador across the street remains, but it too has been gutted and boarded up.”

Story and photos here:

The Parkway needs to flourish again, and the city, through its redevelopment arm, is offering it for sale. Opening it up and bringing it to a usable, safe standard will not be cheap, but it will be worth the investment. Developers have been asked to submit their proposals for it and the adjoining building at the corner of Charles Street and North Avenue at the end of this month.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-kelly-parkway-20120321,0,6286973.column

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