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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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  • Police investigate Highlandtown bank robbery

    A morning bank robbery and the ensuing search for suspects in the area shut down a stretch of Pratt Street on Friday.  Police said that two men robbed at gunpoint the Hopkins Federal Savings Bank at the corner of East Pratt and South Eaton streets at...
  • OrchKids lifts children up musically and academically

    OrchKids lifts children up musically and academically
    The sound of 150 children playing instruments — the violin, the trumpet, the oboe, the harp — spills out of every classroom, remarkably transforming an elementary school in a raggedy neighborhood of West Baltimore into a music conservatory....
  • Sauerkraut and turkey: an essential Baltimore Thanksgiving

    Sauerkraut and turkey: an essential Baltimore Thanksgiving
    The workmen who built the Great Wall of China ate it for strength. Sailors on early American clipper ships consumed it for health during long voyages. It has tickled Teutonic taste buds and made its way across France, England and the New World. It has...
  • Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer

    Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer
    Robert T. Franklin Sr., who practiced law for three decades and was a founding partner of Franklin & Prokopik, drowned Nov. 23 while vacationing at St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Lutherville resident was 55. Mr. Franklin and his wife of 33 years,...
  • RIP family grocery? Not so fast

    RIP family grocery? Not so fast
    When Santoni's announced last week that it was closing its remaining grocery store after more than 80 years in the business, the news sent something of a shiver through Michele Speaks-March. Not only did she grow up near the old Santoni's in Dundalk, she...
  • Sister Clara Linz, teacher's aide

    Sister Clara Linz, teacher's aide
    Sister Clara Linz, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who had cared for children and the sick and also had been a teacher's aide, died Friday of dementia at Villa Assumpta, her order's Woodbrook motherhouse. She was 91. The daughter of Conrad...
  • Fells Point gets into the Christmas spirit

    Fells Point gets into the Christmas spirit
    I was not prepared for the sheer candlepower of Harbor East when I went in search of some early Christmas spirit this week. Moving along Albemarle Street, where the holiday lights burned hot and bright, I made some mental comparisons with the old Howard...
  • The Ivy hotel was once home to prominent city businessman

    The Ivy hotel was once home to prominent city businessman
    The 1889 mansion at Calvert and Biddle streets has recently made a visual statement, sporting a much-needed cleaning, with sparkling windows and glossy black paint on the window frames. There's new copper trim work, too, but alas, we'll have to wait...
  • What's the real story with Santoni's?

     What's the real story with Santoni's?
    Like the mayor, I'm no grocer, but I am nonetheless skeptical of owner Rob Santoni Jr.'s explanation of why he is closing his Highlandtown supermarket ("Santoni's closing Highlandtown store," Oct. 13). To claim that the city's bottle tax is the sole...
  • Sara Gail Clagett, tunnel toll collector

    Sara Gail Clagett, tunnel toll collector
    Sara Gail Clagett, a retired Harbor Tunnel toll collector and a gardener, died of pulmonary disease Sunday at her son's Charles Village home. The longtime Highlandtown resident was 72. Born Sara Gail Friesland in Pine Swamp, N.C., she was the daughter...
  • Angela M. Lidinsky, homemaker

    Angela M. Lidinsky, homemaker
    Angela M. Lidinsky, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 90. The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. manager and a homemaker, Angela Mary Miller was born...
  • Marie F. Schramm, cashier

    Marie F. Schramm, cashier
    Marie F. Schramm, a homemaker and retired grocery store cashier who was also an accomplished cook, died Sept. 22 of a heart attack in Whitesville, N.C. The former Highlandtown resident was 76. Marie Frances Pistorio, the daughter of a tailor and a...