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Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Map Illustration

Map Illustration of Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University is an illustrated map of selected buildings of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus situated in Baltimore in a festive atmosphere.

The buildings featured in the illustration are as follows: Recreation Center, Bloomberg Building, Gilman Hall, Alumni Center, Computational Science Building, and the Mason Center.

About the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University:

The Homewood Campus is the prominent academic and administrative center of  Johns Hopkins University. The University is at 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • History

In his will, Johns Hopkins left his summer home and estate, Clifton, then northeast of Baltimore, of the Harford Road, to the University for its new campus and $7 million, split between the University and a hospital named after him.

One of his requirements was that only interest obtained from his stock in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad could build the University’s facilities. Unfortunately, the B&O Railroad fell into financial collapse after Johns Hopkins’ death. Its stock’s value declined drastically. Therefore, first President Daniel Coit Gilman established the University’s original campus in downtown Baltimore. Unfortunately, this location did not allow room for growth. So, soon the trustees began to look for a place to relocate. Eventually, Hopkins would relocate to the former location –  Homewood House and Estate. Here JHU created the beautiful main campus of Hopkins Homewood, placed on 140 acres. After that, today, it lies between the north Baltimore neighborhoods of Charles Village.

As a part of the contribution, the University had requested to devote a piece of the home to art. Thus, in conclusion, the Baltimore Museum of Art. It is not a part of the University. However, it is situated next to the university grounds, near Shriver Hall on Art Museum Drive. Just a few blocks north of the campus, also on North Charles Street, there is the Evergreen House, the former mansion home of the B&O Railroad’s Garrett Family and now one of JHU’s house museums, just past East Cold Spring Lane and the neighboring former Loyola College, now Loyola University Maryland.

The University owns most buildings on North Charles Street that connect Homewood and are informally part of the Homewood Campus.

  • Architecture

As you can see on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Map Illustration, the architectural style of the campus came after the initial type of Homewood House. Most newer buildings are in the same traditional red brick with elegant white marble trim. Homewood House later becomes the administrative office. However, now it is preserved as a museum. The space is in quads around Gilman Hall.

  • The Illustration

Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Map Illustration is in a mixt media. It is drawn traditionally with pencil on paper and then colored digitally in watercolor style.


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