Carroll Mansion wins designation as All American House 2016 - Baltimore City to receive first-in-the-Nation All American City Award

MADE: In America to present first-in-the-Nation All American City™ award to the
Honorable Stephanie-Rawlings-Blake, Mayor
of the City of Baltimore
and announce
Carroll Mansion as the All American House™ / 2016.

BALTIMORE (July 1, 2015): MADE: In America today announces the presentation of the first-in-the-nation All American City award to the Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on behalf of the City of Baltimore. The award is being presented in conjunction with the announcement that Carroll Mansion has been designated the All American House / 2016. The award ceremony and announcement will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel on July 4, 2015. Invited guests and members of the media should arrive at 6pm at the Mica Room for the ceremony to be held at 6:30pm.

The first-in-the-nation All American City Award is being presented in recognition of Baltimore’s singular influence in shaping America’s cultural and architectural history and for its dedication to preserving its unique built environment. The City of Baltimore’s unique and varied neighborhoods, taken as a whole, comprise an exemplary collection of urban environments that have played a defining role in shaping American design.

The All American House is the Nation’s premiere showcase of the best in American design and products, set in the context of an iconic house property. Baltimore’s historic Carroll Mansion was chosen as the 2016 All American House, and will be open to the public April 23, 2016, through July 7, 2016.

MADE: In America and Carroll Museums will create an All American House Affiliates Network to celebrate the All American House in the All American City. The Network will consist of civic organizations; historic sites; cultural and academic institutions; neighborhood associations; preservation groups, and business across the city that will help showcase the city’s treasure trove of historic buildings, parks, and civic spaces. The network will provide the city with an unparalleled high profile platform to attract national media attention and draw tourists from across the nation and around the world.

The All American House Affiliates Network will begin taking applications starting July 5, 2015. Organizations interested in joining should submit an email request to The Affiliates Network will operate in conjunction with the All American House from April 23- July 7, 2016.

About Carroll Museums

Carroll Museums is the nonprofit organization spearheading the revitalization of Baltimore’s Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower through innovation, collaboration, and cultural stewardship. The Carroll Museums Board of Trustees is currently led by Andrew Naden.

“Our vision for the Carroll Mansion is to become an invigorating space to celebrate Baltimore’s past and present, while stimulating ideas for a better future. We are thrilled to be working with MADE: In America on the All American House™ 2016 and we are eager to celebrate, on a national stage, Baltimore’s remarkable history, architecture, and creative spirit.” said Paula Hankins, Executive Director of Carroll Museums.

About MADE: In America

MADE: In America’s mission is to create and foster a business climate conducive to the free exchange of ideas and information to revitalize and sustain the competitiveness of American commerce and industry in a global economy. A non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the organization advances the American enterprise system through innovative public/private sector collaborations and educational initiatives throughout the United States.

Produced by MADE: in America with participation from the US Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel and the American Society of Interiors Designers, the All American House features products from leading American manufacturers with a special emphasis on Maryland-based companies. Room designs are created by student teams enrolled in top schools of interior design, architecture and related academic programs. Students earn course credit while working with and learning from leading designers, home furnishings industry executives and authorities in the field of historic house preservation.

Contact: James DeLorbe