Baltimore's neglected rowhouses are the last ones standing

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credit: Ben Marcin

Bonnie Alter
Design / Urban Design
December 16, 2013

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Baltimore's distinctive architecture is the rowhouse. Since the 19th century, many of the city's residential neighborhoods have consisted of block upon block of these narrow dwellings.

But over the years, due to poverty and neglect, many have decayed and been demolished. Calling his exhibition "Last House Standing" Ben Marcin's photos draw attention to the individuality of the last houses, which were never designed to stand alone like this.