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The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is a non-profit that creates a vibrant downtown for both businesses and visitors. The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore hosts events throughout the year, including concert series.
East meets West at The Walters. The museum was established in 1934, with a gift from prominent art collector Henry Walters as its initial collection. On one hand, its collection spans nearly the entire history of Western art. Its spacious galleries are home to Greek and Roman statuary, Baroque carvings and a large collection of Renaissance paintings. On the other hand, its elegant Hackerman House wing holds one of the largest collections of traditional Asian art in the United States.
Baltimore's bustling Downtown has served as the city's heart ever since the city was recognized in the year 1796. The city's central business district is home to five major neighborhoods of Camden Yards, Inner Harbor, City Centre, Mount Vernon and Westside. Of these, Inner Harbor remains the prime tourist and commercial center, frequented by millions of people throughout the year. A collage of entertainment options, retail establishments, swanky hotels and swish restaurants are found here. These Power Plant Live!, Harborplace and Walters Art Museum which finds itself in Mount Vernon. Downtown is also where one locates the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, the 19th-century residence of celebrated American playwright Edgar Allan Poe.
Housed inside a beautiful structure inside the Johns Hopkins University campus, the George Peabody Library stocks a magnificent collection of over 300,000 books. The library was initiated in 1860 with an aim to provide latest literary material covering all branches of knowledge except law and medicine. These books, mostly belonging to the 18th and the 19th Century, provide perfect research material covering British art and architecture, History of America, Biographies, English and American literature as well as Greek and Latin classics and an exploration section for exclusive collection of maps. A majestic place for book lovers, the place is often referred to as the 'Cathedral of Books'. Visit the university website for library catalog and event updates.