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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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  • Baltimore firm develops automatic rifle for military, SWAT

    Baltimore firm develops automatic rifle for military, SWAT
    The Army's next-generation carbine may come out of a Highlandtown machine shop best known for making high-volume bottling equipment for major drink makers. Adcor Industries Inc. learned this month that it was among a handful of weapons makers selected to...
  • City cops testing new automatic rifle

    City cops testing new automatic rifle
    The Baltimore Sun's Gus Sentementes reports today on a Highlandtown company building a possible replacement rifle for the M4. The new gun could be used by the Army, as well as by municipal police in Baltimore. While most Baltimore police officers carry...
  • Lunch for $10 or Less: Corned Beef Factory

    Lunch for $10 or Less: Corned Beef Factory
    The Corned Beef Factory in Highlandtown is just over two years old, a mere infant compared to the revered decades old corned beef establishments that have made Lombard Street in downtown Baltimore a destination for generations of corned beef and...
  • Aspirational asparagus

    Aspirational asparagus
    Overcooking is what kills asparagus for most people. Memories of gray, limp and pungent spears follow wary eaters like ghosts from a nightmare. But when treated right, asparagus is a versatile and complex vegetable. Its flavor profile can switch from...
  • When it comes to Baltimore, Travolta does it his way

    When it comes to Baltimore, Travolta does it his way
    John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure. Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent. "I got fought on it, by...
  • Mary Ann Malinowski, homemaker

    Mary Ann Malinowski, a homemaker and former longtime Southeast Baltimore resident, died Oct. 22 of complications from dementia at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 93. Mary Ann Essel was born and raised in a home on Elsrode Avenue. She was a graduate of...
  • Veterans and soldiers share camaraderie

    Veterans and soldiers share camaraderie
    Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground, arrived unannounced at an animated gathering of soldiers and veterans at Perry Point Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cecil County. He immediately mingled with the crowd. During what was...
  • Charles E. McManus Jr., businessman

    Charles E. McManus Jr., businessman
    Charles E. McManus Jr., a retired Crown Cork and Seal Co. executive and longtime Towson resident, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 98. The son of the chairman of Crown Cork and Seal Co. and a homemaker, Charles...
  • Walter S. 'Bud' Fialkewicz, DEA supervisor

    Walter S. 'Bud' Fialkewicz, DEA supervisor
    Walter S. "Bud" Fialkewicz, who had worked as an agent supervisor for the Drug Enforcement Administration, died Aug. 28 of a heart attack at a grandson's home in Coral Gables, Fla. He was 86 and lived in Silver Spring. The son of a baker and a...
  • Four dead and several wounded in citywide violence

    Baltimore City police are dealing with a spate of violence that left four men dead and three others wounded Monday in several neighborhoods across the area. The victims were shot in five separate incidents, including double shootings on Boone Street in...
  • Jacqueline M. 'Jackie' Zajdel, hairstylist

    Jacqueline M. 'Jackie' Zajdel, hairstylist
    Jacqueline M. "Jackie" Zajdel, a popular Canton cosmetologist who was a maestra of the shag, beehive, French twist and teased hair for decades, died Aug. 24 of cancer at Mercy Medical Center. The longtime Highlandtown resident was 67. Jacqueline Mary...
  • Charles Busnuk, grants writer

    Charles Busnuk, grants writer
    Charles "Chuck" Busnuk, a retired Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene grants writer, died of cancer Aug. 31 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 64 and lived in Canton. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, he was a 1966...