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Highlandtown

Highlandtown
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Easter... Show more »
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Eastern Avenue. « Show less

Top Highlandtown Articles

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  • Man arrested in fatal shooting of woman in Highlandtown

    Man arrested in fatal shooting of woman in Highlandtown
    Baltimore police announced Sunday the arrest of a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman in a Highlandtown home Saturday. Lukasz Szkiluk, 63, was charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges. Police have not yet...
  • Woman says she chewed through ropes to escape

    Woman says she chewed through ropes to escape
    A man accused of killing his estranged wife had tied up another woman in his Highlandtown home before the killing, according to court records, and the captive told police she chewed through the ropes and escaped after the man showed her his wife’s...
  • Baltimore area's commuter rail system an unfortunate train wreck [Commentary]

    Years ago, I did a fair amount of traveling, mostly along the East Coast, and was pleasantly surprised that most cities are equipped with reasonably reliable commuter rail systems. The closest is Washington, D.C., whose Metro system is so reliable and...
  • Braciole retains Depression-era charms in some restaurants, home kitchens

    Braciole retains Depression-era charms in some restaurants, home kitchens
    Like the best Italian mothers, Rose Savalino Uddeme spent a lot of time cooking for her kids when the family lived off the corner of Central and Eastern avenues on the edge of Little Italy in the 1960s. One of her go-to meals was a staple of hard times:...
  • John S. "Bud" Linz, engineer

    John S. "Bud" Linz, a retired engineer and World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 90. The son of a grocer and a homemaker, John Sebastian Linz was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. After...
  • Religious groups pushing for city stormwater fee reduction

    Religious groups pushing for city stormwater fee reduction
    The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown. To Wojtek, that...
  • $200,000 grant to bring European artists to Baltimore

    $200,000 grant to bring European artists to Baltimore
    European artists will help transform Baltimore bus, train and light rail stations to be more attractive, better designed and more user-friendly as part of a $200,000 grant from ArtPlace America, a consortium of banks and foundations that gives money to...
  • National Archery in the Schools Program hits the target

    National Archery in the Schools Program hits the target
    John Leck will never forget the look on the face of the paralyzed boy sitting in his wheelchair. When the arrow left the bow that had been strapped onto the eighth-grader's arm, a mixture of wonder and excitement was apparent as he watched it sail...
  • James G. Thompson, banker

    James G. Thompson, banker
    James Gabriel Thompson, a retired savings and loan association president, died of cerebral vascular disease Jan. 29 at Oak Crest Village. The former Guilford resident was 84. Born in Baltimore and raised in Gwynn Oak, he was the son of Stephen Thompson,...
  • Creative Alliance takes over its own cafe space

    Creative Alliance takes over its own cafe space
    The Creative Alliance will take over the cafe operations at the Patterson, the cultural organization's Highlandtown home. The cafe, which opened last May as Clementine at the Creative Alliance, was operated by the owners of Clementine on Harford Road....
  • Recipe Finder: Cottage pudding with vanilla sauce

    Ann Montgomery of Millersville was looking for the recipe for a dessert her mother used to make in the 1950s for what she called cottage pudding. She described it as basically a single-layer yellow cake that was served warm with a slightly sweet vanilla...
  • Edward V.C. Nicol, SSA employee

    Edward V.C. Nicol, SSA employee
    Edward V.C. Nicol, a retired Social Security Administration public affairs representative who earned the name of "Mr. Meals on Wheels" for his more than three decades of volunteer work, died Jan. 13 of pneumonia at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in...