The 2013 Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund’s annual Fire Ball will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 8 p.m. until midnight. Drive away the winter frost with an elegant evening of fine foods and decadent drinks. Then, dance to live music in the opulent setting of this historic mansion. The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion is considered “a jewel in the crown of Baltimore’s most distinctive historic homes.” The mansion, which combines the work of two of America’s most distinguished and influential architects, Stanford White and John Russell Pope, epitomizes the nineteenth-century Golden Age of elegance and grandeur.
Mrs. Robert Garrett, the mansion’s owner, was considered the social arbiter of Baltimore for many years. She entertained in a regal manner comparable to those in society grand dames in New York City and Newport, R.I. She was a very philanthropic woman, and left the greater part of her fortune to charity, particularly for the medical care of children. After her death in 1936, the mansion was willed to her second husband, Dr. Jacobs, for life. After his death in 1939, the Mansion had several owners, until 1961, when The Engineer’s Club leased the building from the city. In 1962, the club purchased it outright and began a dedicated effort to preserve and maintain the historic structure. The Mansion’s significance was officially recognized by the Maryland Historic Trust in 1971.
The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion is a contributing structure to the Mount Vernon Historic District, a national historic landmark. Proceeds raised from the Fire Ball will help to ensure the future of this unique landmark.
WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 8 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
TICKETS: Please email this address to make a ticket request.