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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 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...
  • Colorful screened windows go up in the city

    Colorful screened windows go up in the city
    It sounded like a Baltimore-themed idea that made sense. To celebrate a century of screen painting, 100 new, colorful window screens would be installed along the commercial district of Highlandtown, in the very heart of the neighborhoods where this...
  • 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...
  • Change coming along Southeast waterfront

    Change coming along Southeast waterfront
    There's both energy and change moving along Southeast Baltimore's waterfront in Canton and Fells Point. It's become the neighborhood boom of 2013, involving more than 800 new apartments and the construction of a shopping plaza along Boston Street in...
  • Rehab 'model' homes are emerging in Baltimore

    Rehab 'model' homes are emerging in Baltimore
    There's a brick home in Highlandtown, on a prominent corner of Eastern Avenue, that has become a contradiction. Parts of it are more than 100 years old — varying shades of brick and mortar show where additions have been hewn to the primary...
  • Dr. Paul Lietman

    Dr. Paul Lietman
    Dr. Paul S. Lietman, a retired Johns Hopkins professor of medicine, pharmacology, molecular sciences and pediatrics, died of congestive heart failure April 20 at his Ruxton home. He was 79. "He was a gifted educator and was beloved by generations of...
  • City firefighter sustains knee injury in early morning blaze

    City firefighter sustains knee injury in early morning blaze
    A firefighter sustained a minor knee injury in a two-alarm blaze at a home in Southeast Baltimore early Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the 3700 block of East Pratt Street — near the border of...
  • Emerging Technology Center to move to Highlandtown

    Emerging Technology Center to move to Highlandtown
    Baltimore's Emerging Technology Center will relocate from Canton to Highlandtown when its lease expires this fall. The city's technology incubator announced Friday that it chose new digs at 101 N. Haven St., a former King Cork and Seal Co. facility. The...
  • Dream home: Creative use of space

    Dream home: Creative use of space
    Among all the lovely, quirky, industrial, upscale, up-and-coming and historic Baltimore neighborhoods, Danielle LeClair chose Highlandtown for the nearby park — and the parking. A Massachusetts native and nurse practitioner in geriatric...