Carroll Baldwin Hall was built in 1922-23 to serve as a community center for the mill town of Savage, Maryland in honor of Carroll Baldwin, "beloved Supervisor of Savage Mill" after his death in 1918. It is now a "Maryland Historic Trust" site cared for and maintained by hard working volunteers from the town of Savage.
Over the years, Carroll Baldwin Hall has hosted movie screenings, stage performances, a bowling alley, and public library. It is now functioning for what it was originally designed as, a Community Center for parties, weddings, town meetings and other celebrations and community events, including my son and daughter-in-law's recent wedding.
The structure itself is a Richardsonian Romanesque style building constructed of stone from the nearby Little Patuxent River which was delivered via mule-pulled wagons. After decades of use, the Hall obtained two matching-funds grants for renovation and repair of both the building and the grounds which included a small public park. As part of the fund-raising events, I was asked to paint this painting to be auctioned off to help gain to money to be matched by the grant. I readily agreed, the auction was a big success, and I was very pleased to be a participant in the efforts to renovate this lovely structure.
"Carroll Baldwin Hall" Original 18" x 24" oil on canvas, prints available