The piece referenced the relationship between the owner of the Evergreen House, John Work Garrett, president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at the time he bought the house in 1878, and the immigrant railroad workers who lived in the various classes of houses near the rail yards. The piece consisted of 100 cast glass rowhouses in 3 different sizes, each representing different classes of workers’ houses. The Baltimore rowhouses near the B&O rail yards were used for models.
Rowhouses on tall poles like birdhouses gather across the east garden and perch on top of the hill. Imagine residents of the rowhouses, like birds crossing boundaries, flocking to the country garden at the Evergreen House for fresh air and a view.