April 1, 2016

Rutter’s Mill Park Gets a Makeover

By Coleen McCarty and Susan Badder A quiet oasis of mature trees and lush greenery, Rutter’s Mill Park is a reminder of the natural landscape that once existed there. In the late-18th century, Bolton Hill was open […]
April 1, 2016

Walking Tour of Bolton Hill

Baltimore Heritage will be leading a walking tour of Bolton Hill on Saturday, April 30. Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage is the city’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. Managed since 2003 by executive director and Bolton […]
January 29, 2016

From Year One: News and Views from Baltimore’s “tight little island,” 1972-1973

By Jean Lee Cole The first issue of the Bolton Hill Bulletin appeared in April 1972, a large tri-fold newsletter that would undergo surprisingly few changes over the next 45 years. From the start, editor Nancie Verkerke established […]
January 29, 2016

From Year One, continued

Read the first part of the story here. The impetus to begin publication may have been spurred by the neighborhood’s official designation as a Baltimore historic district in 1969, and its inclusion as the first Baltimore […]
September 6, 2015

A Glimpse of Bolton Hill in 1911

Local author, Park School librarian, and Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz has set her latest novel, The Hired Girl, in 1911 Baltimore. The book tells the story of fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, who runs away from […]
August 1, 2015

Baltimore Heritage Awards

Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage works hard to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. For over fifty years, their annual awards program has recognized projects that achieve excellence in the restoration or rehabilitation of […]
August 1, 2015

History of Confederate monuments in Bolton Hill

In the wake of the shootings in South Carolina, Baltimore has begun a review of the city’s Confederate monuments, one of which, the “Spirit of the Confederacy,” stands in our neighborhood on Mt. Royal Avenue near […]