A Tale of a Missing Address: 101 Willard Street

A few months ago, I spent the day in Shipley Hill and Yale Heights, two of my favorite Baltimore neighborhoods.  Lots of interesting architecture, beautiful once-grand homes, tidy smaller homes — and yes, lots of blight, unfortunately. I came across a curious group of buildings — obviously an old factory complex, one of the buildings […]

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Reader-Submitted Blight: 211 W Lanvale Street

Update 3/14/2013: Neighbors report a sudden flurry of activity and work going on at this address, since our last post. Update: From the owner of the property (edited to remove unpleasant remarks): My name is Jim MacLaughlin and I am the managing partner of Three Cowboys Holding Co, LLC and American Management. We have a […]

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Who Lived There? 701 W Lafayette Avenue

This property was the subject of an earlier blog post that detailed the unlawful business practices of the owner, dating back to the 1940s.  It also got me to thinking about who lived there over the years. As it turns out, this property was lived in by not one, but two Baltimore City firemen.  The […]

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More Information: 801 N Arlington Avenue

Many thanks to “Reader Tracey”, who offered more information on this once-grand and now-blighted stately home. The Sellers Mansion, built in 1868, is named after Mathew Bacon Sellers, Sr., who was president of the Northern Central Railway.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, and is also on Baltimore Heritage’s […]

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