photo of 1411 Division Street, Baltimore, after a 2015 fire.

The Life and Death of 1411 Division Street

I’m not going to lie — this building has kept me up a few nights, perhaps more than a few, and last night was no exception. As reported in the Baltimore Sun, 1411 Division Street met its demise at the hands of a contractor who was supposed to only demolish fire-damaged rear walls, but ended Read more about The Life and Death of 1411 Division Street[…]

Help Save African-American History in 2016!

Start out your new year by attending this important CHAP hearing, so that 1232 Druid Hill Avenue can be declared a landmark. If you recall, Bethel AME Church, the owner of “Freedom House” (1234 Druid Hill Avenue) showed a complete lack of regard for its historic status and demolished the structure — let’s not let Read more about Help Save African-American History in 2016![…]

TOMORROW: Rally to Save Baltimore Civil Rights History

Bethel AME Church has demolished one of Baltimore’s historic civil rights landmarks, located at 1234 Druid Hill Avenue, and it’s unclear as to whether they want to demolish 1232. Neighbors, community activists, and preservationists are horrified by the lack of respect the church has shown towards these historic homes over the years. They’ve allowed them Read more about TOMORROW: Rally to Save Baltimore Civil Rights History[…]

2015 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations

Baltimore Heritage, a group I love and support, is holding their call for nominations again, for the 2015 Historic Preservation Awards. Historic preservation, particularly in a city like Baltimore that is experiencing a slight…identity crisis, shall we say…is incredibly important. When we fail to preserve our past, we lose what made us great — we Read more about 2015 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations[…]

Thinking About 2015

It’s never too early to start thinking about legislative priorities for 2015.  We have a few issues that we’ll be working on, just in time for the start of Maryland’s legislative session in January, and we want to hear your priorities, too: LLC transparency Transfer of real estate Historic preservation Affordable housing, based on local Read more about Thinking About 2015[…]