Baltimore Orioles, infamous bootleggers, novelists of the Jazz Age and famous musicians have all wandered and lived among the stately Victorian homes and vibrant "painted ladies" of Charles Village. From its beginning as a series of country villas for the wealthy elite of Baltimore to escape the crush of downtown, the neighborhood has become a diverse and vibrant cultural hub of the city. Local authors Gregory J. Alexander and Paul K. Williams chart the evolution of this famous Baltimore community and its institutions while telling fascinating tales of some of its most colorful residents.
About the Author
Paul K. Williams is the proprietor of Kelsey & Associates, Inc., a historic preservation research firm with offices in Baltimore and Washington, DC. He has worked for the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. He has published fourteen books previously, mainly focusing on architecture. He is also the recipient of the Senator Claiborne Pell Annual History Award.
Gregory J. Alexander is a freelance writer and editor who works with Mr. Williams. His articles have been published in the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post, Maryland Family, Port of Baltimore Magazine, and several other newspapers and magazines. He was also a Special Sections Manager for the Sun. He has previously coauthored two other books with Mr. Williams.