AN ARCHIVE OF BALTIMORE INEXPLICABILIA

BALTIMORE ‘S  SANITATION EFFORTS: A HISTORY OF INEXPLICABILITY

Inexplicably, in 1915, Baltimore was the last major U.S. city (of the industrial era) to build a sewer system, coming more than half a century after, early adapters, Brooklyn and Chicago.

Recent efforts, however, have shown a sanitation vigor unparalleled in years past, but with a similar level of inexplicability, calling upon the likes of The Poo Fairy and Recycle Rick to rouse the populace to “Clean Up Baltimore”

keep Baltimore poo

 

INEXPLICABLE  PARKING

Although Baltimore parking signs are considered inexplicable by most of the population, graduate students in philosophy, from the area’s many fine universities, claim they can explain the content of the signs and will do so for a small fee.

Parking

AN INEXPLICABLY PAINTED FIRE HYDRANT IN FELLS POINT

An inexplicably, painted, fire hydrant in Fells Point.


WHAT DOES BALTIMORE LOVE BEST: TECHNICAL INNOVATION, OR TRADITION? IT’S INEXPLICABLE!

When it comes to achievement in technological innovation, Baltimore is second to none among American cities! For instance, the first electric refrigerator, the first metal bottle cap, and the first automatic elevator were all invented in Baltimore! However, other aspects of city life are so traditionalist, they could justifiably be called “retrograde.” None more so than the city’s snow removal system, which is based on the neighborhood salt box, such as this one outside the KBI headquarters.

salt box

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