Wall Street Journal: Touring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Baltimore

In: At Work, Inside the Belvedere, Our Neighborhood, Refreshments
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We are thrilled to read Belvedere & Co. Events and The Owl Bar‘s latest feature in the Wall Street Journal! The article is centered around Mount Vernon and the rebirth of our neighborhood and Charles Street as a whole. Please peruse our favorite excerpts and photos as well as check out the full story below! We are so honored to be mentioned with The Ivy Hotel, Magdalena, Pinch, Mount Vernon Marketplace, The Elephant, The Walters Art Museum, The Prime Rib, The Brewer’s Art, Ceremony Coffee Roasters, Hotel Indigo, and Enoch Pratt Free Library!

“Baltimore’s Mount Vernon historic district, where F. Scott Fitzgerald lived and wrote, slipped into slumber decades ago but it’s waking up again. Here, the restaurants, bars, hotels and museums where you can revel in the revival.” Read on here:

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“I wandered out to the Belvedere’s lobby. A door to a ballroom was cracked open and I walked inside. There I found the Gilded Age in all its glory: soaring ceilings, oak wainscoting, faded murals of the Maryland countryside. In 1936, Fitzgerald threw his daughter, Scottie, a party in one of the Belvedere ballrooms. It was his last hurrah before leaving the city for good.”

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“The Owl Bar is set inside what was once one of the grandest hotels on the East Coast, the Belvedere.
It has hosted everyone from F. Scott Fitzgerald to the Queen of Romania. Today it projects both cheerful conviviality and spooky decay”

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Photography Credit:

 T.J. KIRKPATRICK FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 



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