July 15, 2018
Long Ago and Right Here

The celebrities of John Street

By Jean Lee Cole In 1906, Baltimore Sun reporter Emily Emerson Lantz described John Street as “a modest little scrap of a street—only six short blocks in all.” Yet what erudition, artistic inspiration, and human experience […]
April 30, 2018
Blue Plaque for Fitzgerald

New “Blue Plaques” to be installed

Did you know that F. Scott Fitzgerald and Woodrow Wilson once lived in Bolton Hill? The residential enclave of Bolton Hill rivals Boston’s Beacon Hill and New York’s Brooklyn Heights as a neighborhood attracting some of […]
March 30, 2018

Christine Ladd-Franklin, a Scientist from Bolton Hill

By Jean Lee Cole Bolton Hill has a charming tradition of placing round blue plaques on the façades of homes that were once graced by historic figures. Right now, only two of the 22 plaques honor […]
August 31, 2017

Reconciling the Truth About Bolton Hill’s Monumental Past

By Grey Maggiano On May 2nd, 1903, more than 700 people gathered on a platform erected on Mt. Royal Avenue to celebrate the commemoration of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument—the first of four Confederate monuments […]
February 27, 2017

Neighborhood History: Thomas Courtney Jenkins and Corpus Christi Memorial Church

By Kristine Smets Corpus Christi Church, at the corner of Mount Royal Avenue and West Lafayette Avenue, was built in memory of Thomas Courtney Jenkins, who would be celebrating his 215th birthday on March 19. Jenkins was […]
January 30, 2017

Honor Black History Month by Feeding Your Brain

By Peter Van Buren With its origins dating back over a hundred years, February has been officially declared Black History Month by every U.S. president since President Ford in 1976. The theme of Black History Month […]
December 2, 2016

The Home Weekly, continued

  The 1908 Christmas issue of the Weekly was published on Dec. 19. It contained several Christmas-related pieces, though it’s not clear which, if any, received a prize from the editors. Gideon Stieff related “The Trials […]
December 2, 2016

The Davis Children’s Home Weekly: Our First Neighborhood Newsletter

by Jean Lee Cole The Bolton Hill Bulletin began publication 45 years ago and is one of Baltimore’s longest-running neighborhood newsletters. But it was not Bolton Hill’s first neighborhood newsletter. That honor may go to the […]
May 28, 2016

Walking Through History with Baltimore Heritage

Each year for the past 30, Baltimore Heritage has led walking tours in Baltimore neighborhoods ranging from winding sylvan communities like Roland Park and Guilford, to tucked away urban enclaves like Seton Hill and Brewers Hill. […]