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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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  • Nacho Mama's taps one of the first kegs of Natty Boh in 15 years

    Nacho Mama's taps one of the first kegs of Natty Boh in 15 years
    From the Midnight Sun blog: On Thursday afternoon the cramped Canton bar Nacho Mama’s was log-jammed. Inside the bar, which is decorated like a shrine to National Bohemian, there were more people than Mr. Boh logos on the walls. The waitresses had a...
  • Defunct Big Huge Games goes on the auction block

    Hundreds of computers, monitors, pieces of office furniture and digital design tools were auctioned Tuesday in Timonium to raise money for creditors of defunct Big Huge Games and its Rhode Island parent company, 38 Studios LLC. Traces of a one-time...
  • Police see pattern to recent Canton robberies

    Baltimore police say they are making progress after identifying a recent pattern of robberies in the Canton area.  In the past few days, there have been at least three robberies there, including a woman who had a gun placed to her head while unloading...
  • Transformation seen in Brewers Hill

    Transformation seen in Brewers Hill
    There's a transformation taking place this fall that is obvious from the former National Brewery in Brewers Hill. On a terrace just below the iconic Mr. Boh sign, I observed a construction army at work along Conkling and Dean streets. Over the summer,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John S. Croucher, hospital engineer

    John S. Croucher, hospital engineer
    John Stewart Croucher, a retired hospital assistant engineer and World War II naval veteran, died of a stroke Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Bel Air resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised on Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown, he was a...
  • New arts district approved for west side of downtown Baltimore

    A large section of downtown Baltimore's west side will become the city's third state-designated arts and entertainment district, and the state's 20th, starting this summer. Maryland economic development officials this month accepted a proposal to...
  • Violent spate of city shootings raises concern of crime spike

    Violent spate of city shootings raises concern of crime spike
    As the sun waned Tuesday afternoon in Northeast Baltimore, 51-year-old Stephanie Yancey held back tears as she placed flowers, balloons and a teddy bear in front of Sully's Seafood & Subs on Belair Road, across the street from her home. A day earlier,...