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What is Baltimore Heritage?

Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. With two staff members, 33 volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers, we work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Baltimore Heritage, Inc.
11 1/2 West Chase Street Baltimore, MD 21201
410-332-9992

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History

Founded in 1960 and going strong more than 50 years later. Learn more.

What is historic preservation?

Historic preservation is about much more than saving old buildings! Baltimore Heritage and our partners celebrate the historic places that tell the stories of families, neighborhoods and the city as a whole. The stories behind the landmarks we fight for reflect the diversity of our community past and present including everyone from Jewish orphans to civil rights activists!

But historic preservation is about more than just stories. By promoting historic preservation, we are supporting neighborhood revitalization, stewardship of parks and open spaces, and increased sustainability. We promote historic preservation through advocacy, education and a wide range of projects and programs. But historic preservation in Baltimore also depends on efforts from residents and organizations of all kinds.

If you have ever…

  • Taken a tour of the Patterson Park Pagoda or Baltimore Shot Tower?
  • Shopped on the Avenue in Hampden?
  • Enjoyed reading a historic plaque downtown?

If so, then you are helping to support historic preservation too! Please learn how you can help make a difference to promote historic preservation in our city. Learn more about preservation issues and projects, discover the stories behind Baltimore’s history and architecturefind resources to help your own house or neighborhood, or support our work directly as a member or a volunteer.

 

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In the News

Recent Updates

554-572 Presstman Street. Courtesy DHCD.

How can we make up for the loss of historic rowhouses under Project CORE? Baltimore Heritage and Preservation Maryland propose a stategy of stabilization, staff support and documentation

May 24, 2016

Last month, Baltimore Heritage and Preservation Maryland proposed a strategy to mitigate the loss of historic rowhouses under Project CORE. Our proposal focuses on: stabilizing historic buildings that can be saved and reused, supporting nonprofit and local government staff positions to guide the implementation the project, and documenting the buildings selected for demolition. Baltimore Heritage and Preservation … Read more

Explore Baltimore Heritage 101

Sign up for Explore Baltimore Heritage 101—a free four-week class from the Local Preservation School Learn how to tell the stories behind historic places this June and July

May 18, 2016

Over the past few months, we have been working on a new class for people interested in historic preservation who want to learn how to tell the stories behind local buildings and neighborhoods. We’re calling the class Explore Baltimore Heritage 101 and we are excited to announce the four-week schedule for June and July: Research: … Read more

2016 Awards at the Green Street Academy

Join us for our 2016 Preservation Awards Celebration at the Green Street Academy

May 17, 2016

Please join us for our 2016 Historic Preservation Awards Celebration at the Green Street Academy, the 1925 former Gwynns Falls High School that has been wonderfully restored for a 21st century charter school. This year, we are honoring a wide range of projects from a humble historic trolley stop in Roland Park to a city automotive garage … Read more

Captain Isaac Emerson Mansion at 2500 Eutaw Place, Eli Pousson, 2015 February 19.

Sellers Mansion, Captain Emerson Mansion and former Odell’s Restaurant up for auction on June 9 One House at a Time seeking buyers for three unique historic buildings

May 6, 2016

Three significant historic buildings are up for auction next month as part of the new One House at a Time Select Auction—the Sellers Mansion at Lafayette Square, the Emerson Mansion in Reservoir Hill and the former Odell’s Restaurant on North Avenue. In contrast to the rowhouses usually listed in One House at a Time’s bi-monthly  property auctions, these buildings … Read more

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