Housing Authority Blight: 1150 Argyle Avenue

Property Address: 1150 Argyle Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner: Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact: District 11, Eric T. Costello State Senator (District 40): Catherine E. Pugh State Delegates (District 40): Frank M. Conaway, Antonio L. Hayes. Barbara A. Robinson

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1223 Argyle Avenue

This is a curious old building, tucked away in a residential neighborhood that’s home to some blighted blocks, an apartment complex, and a new-ish suburban-looking subdivision. On further research, it turns out that this property might be the oldest school building in Baltimore City, built in 1858. A shame that once again, the city has […]

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541 W Lafayette Avenue

Property Address: 541 W Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner: Esther Middleton (deceased) and Dolly M. Todd, 598 S Beechfield Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229 City Council District and Contact: District 11, Eric T. Costello State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam State Delegate:  Keith Haynes

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City-Owned Historic Blight: 1313 Druid Hill Avenue

This property is really amazing — you have to see it in person to appreciate its impact. Unfortunately, it’s also owned by the City and therefore, falling into ruin. It is on the National Register of Historic Properties. Property Address: 1313 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 (Home of the Friendless) Property Owner: Mayor and […]

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1318 Druid Hill Avenue: Historic Blight

Property Address: 1318 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner: Janice Stanton Hines, 3339 Charleston Street, Houston, TX 77021 City Council District and Contact: District 11, Eric T. Costello State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam State Delegate:  Keith Haynes The current owner of this home (a lawyer, no less) was jailed in Michigan, in 2010, for stealing […]

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City-Owned Historic Blight: 1326 Druid Hill Avenue

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 […]

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WWJD? Church-Owned Blight: 1232 and 1234 Druid Hill Avenue

Property Address: 1232 and 1234 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner: Bethel AME Church, 1300 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 City Council District and Contact: District 11, Eric T. Costello State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam State Delegate:  Keith Haynes The rear of 1234 has collapsed, due in part to years of neglect. The church […]

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Update: 1430-1432 Druid Hill Avenue

Great news! These two homes were purchased in December, and the new owner is looking forward to starting the work to bring them back to life. I was given a tour of one of the homes the owner did nearby, and it’s absolutely beautiful. They received Federal historic tax credits, and as a result, so […]

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429 Mosher Street

Property Address: 429 Mosher Street, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner: Marion Blackwell, 421 Mosher Street, Baltimore, MD 21217 City Council District and Contact: District 11, Eric T. Costello State Senator: Shirley Nathan-Pulliam State Delegate:  Keith Haynes The city filed for receivership of this property in November of last year, and it’s still in poor condition. Hopefully […]

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835 N Fremont Avenue

Update: This property has been demolished. Property Address:  835 N Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 Property Owner:  Mayor and City Council, 417 E Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 City Council District and Contact: District 11, William Cole State Senator:  Verna Jones Rodwell State Delegates:  Keith Haynes, Keiffer Mitchell Jr, Melvin Stukes

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