Home owners wanted
A newlywed who had recently received a full-time faculty
appointment in the School of Medicine, Joe Bienvenu knew it was
time to leave his renting days behind him. Bienvenu, an assistant
professor in the Psychiatry Department, says that even before his
appointment he had already begun to canvass neighborhoods such as
Fells Point and Mt. Washington, looking for just the right first
home for himself and his wife, Holly.
Then one day last December he discovered "the"
place--a one-time warehouse in Little Italy. On a subsequent tour
of the property, the couple instantly realized they had found a
home with lots of promise.
"I thought, my goodness, this a beautiful
place. It needs some work, but what a lot of space," Bienvenu
says. "In fact, I thought it was too much for us--just too much
house. But I could definitely see myself living there and working
on it over the years. That is, if we could afford it."
Behind the making of a master
Many visitors to Homewood are pleasantly surprised. They don't
expect flowering trees, quiet gardens, wide open green spaces and
Georgian architecture on an urban campus.
Those are their first impressions.
Then they notice the 18-wheelers competing
with pedestrians for access to Levering Hall. Service trucks
pulled up on sidewalks. A "temporary" building that has stood
almost since World War II. A road network that defines the
concept "You can't get there from here."
"The first impression is the most important
one for us," said Paul White, director of undergraduate
admissions. "People are amazed that our campus is as beautiful as
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