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Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition

 
 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 24, 2008
1. Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition Marker
Inscription. In Baltimore's early years, the Gwynns Falls lay beyond the city's settled area. During the 19th century, rapid population growth pushed the boundaries westward by annexing new areas in the valley and then beyond. Through the years of expansion, the rowhouse was the preferred residential type, providing economies of scale and affordable housing for working-class residents. Street-front white marble steps, scrubbed frequently, became a well-known Baltimore trademark. Rowhouses distinguished themselves from one neighborhood to another with modest decorative and design features in keeping with the architectural styles of the time. After World War II, they lost popularity to suburban detached homes. In recent years, rowhouses along the Gwynns Falls Trail have enjoyed a revival.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.861′ N, 76° 39.581′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Frederick Avenue (Maryland Route 144). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gwynns Falls Valley (about 300 feet
Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Ellicott Flour Mills (about 300 feet away); Gwynns Falls Park at Frederick Avenue (about 300 feet away); Mt. Olivet Cemetery (approx. mile away); Early Industries (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gwynns Falls Park at Wilkens Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carrollton Viaduct (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Image of the marker. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Gwynns Falls Trail Council. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 24, 2008
3. Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,488 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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