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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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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • When did Highlandtown become 'Canton'? [Letter]

    For what reason is Highlandtown now called Canton? I live in Harford County now but grew up in Highlandtown near Haussner's restaurant and Eastern Avenue. I went to school at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Highlandtown. Highlandtown was in the higher...
  • Great Baltimore cocktails, The Bohemian Cocktail at Marquee Lounge

    Great Baltimore cocktails, The Bohemian Cocktail at Marquee Lounge
    The Creative Alliance is one of the cultural anchors of the Highlandtown area, bringing a total package of the arts, performance and a well polished restaurant-lounge. Given that, it's no surprise that its selection of cocktails is equally as polished....
  • 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...
  • As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations

    As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations
    Smokers looking to light up socially haven't been able to in Maryland's bars and restaurants since 2007, when the General Assembly banned smoking in most public places. Enter the state's growing number of hookah lounges, where patrons smoke flavored...
  • Cris Jacobs aspires higher, thanks to ... Ray Lewis?

    Cris Jacobs aspires higher, thanks to ... Ray Lewis?
    Although he spent the majority of 10 years on the road, Cris Jacobs still feels a strong connection to the stage where it all started. "The 8x10 is my homebase, my backyard. I love it and the people who own it, Abigail [Janssens] and Brian [Shupe]. I...
  • Santoni's in discussion with retailers to take over vacated location

    Santoni's in discussion with retailers to take over vacated location
    Santoni's Supermarket closed its doors on Tuesday after operating in Baltimore for 83 years. The Highlandtown store blamed its demise on the city's tax on bottled beverages, which more than doubled to 5 cents per bottle in July. The store said its sales...
  • Group marches for health care for all

    Group marches for health care for all
    The federal Affordable Care Act is expected to provide access to medical coverage to hundreds of thousands of Maryland's uninsured, but one group said that doesn't go far enough. The group, Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland, led a rally Saturday in...