You can’t help but wonder about this building, and its ownership — it stands next to a random arch that’s not connected to anything, and the building seems old. Really old. And out of place — but it has an old sign attached that says “Hee Haw Carryout” and you know at one time, this building was something.
Now it’s a blighted eyesore, owned by a company that doesn’t care about it — a company, according to the State of Maryland, that doesn’t exist.
Oddly enough, in 2010, the Maryland Department of the Environment issued a fine to this nonexistent corporation for $65,000 and cited them for lead paint violations on 10 properties in Baltimore City. I have to wonder how a nonexistent corporation pays taxes and fines on multiple properties…
Property Address: 1001 W Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Property Owner: Frederick Avenue Development Corporation, 1023 W Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
Resident Agent for Frederick Avenue Development Corporation: Corporation is not registered with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. However, Dun & Bradstreet and Corporation Wiki list the president as Lawrence A. Brunt.
City Council District and Contact: District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch
State Senator: Verna Jones Rodwell
1000 block, West Baltimore Street before… (Archive photo credit, Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP).)
1001 W Baltimore Street, today:
According to the 1940 census, this home was lived in by the Pocklington family: Albert and Myrtle, and their two sons — Albert and Franklin. Apparently Franklin was a bit of a rogue when he was in his 20s, and took to committing petty crimes, including this reported crime documented in the Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance Star.