From the Vault: “This is Baltimore” by Robert Kniesche

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Gargoyles, bay windows, columns — links to the past are engraved in Baltimore’s architecture. Longtime Sun photographer Robert Kniesche was fascinated by such designs and documented them in a series called “This is Baltimore,” which ran in The Sun on Thursdays throughout the 1960s.

In 1970, he published a photo essay about the classical architecture of Official Baltimore’s Downtown buildings like City Hall. “Photographer Robert Kniesche is fascinated by the architectural detail of many of the old buildings in downtown Baltimore,” the accompanying article said.