New App: Explore Baltimore Heritage

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By Michael Johnson

Waiting Room of Penn Station
Waiting room at Pennsylvania Station, Baltimore

The Pratt Library and several other local institutions have been working with Baltimore Heritage the last several months on an exciting new project. Their new Explore Baltimore Heritage app and website lets you explore the history and stories of some of the amazing buildings and neighborhoods in Baltimore. All while standing right in front of it if you wish!

Pratt Library’s Special Collections and Maryland Department, with a lot of help from Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage, will be providing some images for the project, beginning with things from the following collections:

With the app, you can use your mobile device’s GPS, or one of the designated tours to learn a little more about the area. It takes you to historic sights, lets you read a short story about the place and see several pictures.

The app is available for free from the Apple and Android stores.

Lexington Market 1937
Main entrance to Lexington Market, 400 West Lexington Street, Baltimore

We’re really excited to be a part of a project that lets people get a ground-level view of the amazing parks, theaters, and other landmarks in the city. Baltimore's buildings and neighborhoods have some wonderful stories, so just imagine being able to get your phone out and learn a little about what you're looking at as you walk around your neighborhood.

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