Rosa Ponselle's home is on Greenspring Valley Road in Lutherville, Maryland. The famed soprano left performing behind her in the late 1930's, after a grueling twenty year long career. She and her husband, Baltimore socialite Carle Jackson, moved into Maryland's Greenspring Valley, and constructed her home, Villa Pace, in 1940. The marriage was tumultuous and they eventually divorced in 1949, causing her great stress, and a nervous breakdown. Although she did sing for friends and occasional guests, she never appeared onstage again. She did, however, make recordings, famously with RCA, who came to this house for a 1954 recording session. During her years in the area she became closely involved with the Baltimore Civic Opera Company. She died here at Villa Pace on May 25, 1981.