A massive fire burned through the abandoned Uplands Mansion off Old Frederick Road in west Baltimore on October 30, 2023. The fire was elevated to three alarms and nearly 100 Baltimore City firefighters battled the blaze. Officials said a strong wind fueled the fire. The Up-lands Mansion was the summer home for Baltimore socialite Mary Frick Garrett Jacobs in the early to mid 1900s. From 1952-86, it was the Uplands Home for Church Women. In the 1990s, it became the New Psalmist Baptist Church. The church building was later demolished, and the home has sat vacant ever since.

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