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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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  • Horseshoe casino, city mount hiring campaign

    Horseshoe casino, city mount hiring campaign
    Richard Lee Floyd Sr. went to the Southeast Anchor Library on Eastern Avenue on Tuesday, walking on a cane and two prosthetic legs, in hopes of part-time work, something to supplement his Social Security disability check, and occupy his days. "I want to...
  • Millennial Media to put its stamp on Can Company in expansion

    Millennial Media to put its stamp on Can Company in expansion
    When a former canning plant was transformed in the late 1990s into a commercial hub to anchor Canton's redevelopment, middle school students suggested its name reflect history: The Can Company. The shopping center is about to get a new name — one...
  • Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition

    Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition
    Hyunhwa Thomas Yu and Yuko Naululani Yu hail from different countries in Asia, but the world of ballroom dance brought them together in America. About six years ago, while each was seeking a dance partner, the two discovered one another and quickly...
  • Dr. John Woytowitz, dentist

    Dr. John Woytowitz, dentist
    Dr. John Vincent Woytowitz, a retired Highlandtown dentist, died of an infection March 13 at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. The Essex resident was 92. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, he was the son of Peter and Bertha Woytowitz,...
  • Shotti's Point adds touch of Ocean City to Riverside

    Shotti's Point adds touch of Ocean City to Riverside
    In early December, a Facebook post announced a change had come to a Riverside haunt: “Hey guys. It's no longer Paul's bar ... we are under new ownership but not much else is going to change.” Shotti's Point had arrived, but it was the second...
  • For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter

    For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter
    On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning? Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
  • Island of the Greeks

    Island of the Greeks
    This quirky island, snug in the wine-dark northern Aegean Sea, came alive with tantalizing tales my grandmother spun when I was young. The narratives, some real, others not so much, were a balm. On school nights, they kept me up past my bedtime....
  • Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre

    Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre
    The searchlights shone, the crowds teemed and a movie unspooled again Thursday night at North Baltimore's Senator Theatre, as the city's most beloved cinema house, refreshed and expanded, reopened after 18 months of darkness. And the crowd loved it,...
  • Mentalist duo walks fine line of 'extra-sensory deception'

    Mentalist duo walks fine line of 'extra-sensory deception'
    A recent afternoon was windowpane-clear, the sun bright and direct. The environment could not have seemed less conducive for communing with the spirit world. And yet, Jeff and Tessa Evason walked up and down a stretch of Annapolis waterfront known as...
  • Hundreds pack Baltimore auditions for 'America's Got Talent'

    Hundreds pack Baltimore auditions for 'America's Got Talent'
    Wearing matching bowler hats and pink ties, the four McKenney brothers huddled nervously in the lobby of the Baltimore Convention Center, waiting for their turn to audition for "America's Got Talent." Their parents, Kevin and Pamela McKenney of...
  • March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore

    March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore
    Retired after 30 years working as a roofer, Allan Foster enjoyed working part time at his church and helping organize the March of Dimes' annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Most evenings, the 56-year-old and his wife walked to a neighborhood store to play...
  • Police identify Highlandtown woman killed in home

    Police identify Highlandtown woman killed in home
    Baltimore police Saturday identified a woman found dead in a Highlandtown row house Friday as 51-year-old Kimberly Leto. Police did not provide additional details, but a neighbor who did not want to be identified said investigators told her they...