Roland Park

July 24th, 2006
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Three artworks created to tell the story of┬áRoland Park.┬áRoland Park is the first planned “suburban” community in North America. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It was developed between 1890 and 1920 as an upper-class streetcar suburb. The early phases of the neighborhood were designed by Edward Bouton and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The neighborhood is home to several elite private schools such as Friends School of Baltimore, Gilman School, Roland Park Country School, the Bryn Mawr School, and Boys’ Latin School of Maryland (collectively known as the Roland Park Five to locals). Tree-lined streets, old mansions, and manicured lawns make this area highly desirable, and therefore highly expensive.