Property Address: 1326 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Property Owner: Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

City Council District and Contact: District 11, Eric T. Costello

State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam

State Delegate:  Keith Haynes

Yet another Upton home going to waste, this time at the hands of the City. In this home lived the first African-American member of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Finishers’ Association, Local 155. Mr. David Leigh was granted membership in 1940, after trying for several years. An article about his acceptance into the union was published in The Afro-American.

The home is available through Vacants to Value, however — the home immediately next to it is not, and it’s in even worse shape. Hard to imagine anyone buying it and doing any sort of quality work on the home when it’s in danger of whatever happens to the property next door.

1326 Druid Hill Avenue
1326 Druid Hill Avenue

2 thoughts to “City-Owned Historic Blight: 1326 Druid Hill Avenue

  • Timbr

    Can one or the other be considered worse shape between 1324 and 1326. They both are gutted of all studs and just cylinder blocks and bricks. 1324 owner deceased and the descendants are objecting to the city taking it over. I’m not sure if they think it has some value (it doesn’t in it’s current state) or are planning to restore it (doubt it). It will be available within the next 2 years.

    • admin

      It makes no sense to me that the owner’s heirs would object to the city taking over the home, considering they’re not doing anything with it. What’s the point of fighting over a home if all you’re going to do is allow it to rot and become a nuisance? I’ll never understand this.

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