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High Society: The Building Height Limitation on Baltimore's Mt. Vernon Place
Faculty Scholarship
  • Garrett Power, University of Maryland School of Law
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1984
Keywords
  • building restrictions,
  • zoning
Abstract

The "Anti Skyscraper" Law of 1904 is often described as Maryland's first zoning law and one of the first zoning laws in the United States. But there is more. Behind this dusty statute is a story of speculation, selfishness, collusion and changing social values, which takes a century and a half to unfold and which has something to say about the role of government in regulating the use of land.

Publication Citation
79 Maryland Historical Magazine 197 (1984).
Citation Information
Garrett Power. "High Society: The Building Height Limitation on Baltimore's Mt. Vernon Place" (1984)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/garrett_power/18/