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On November 6, 2010, Baltimore Heritage welcomed Mrs. Norma Schwarz Rist and her family into the Baltimore Centennial Home program. Baltimore Heritage and City Councilman James Kraft launched the program in 2008 to recognize families that have been in the same house for one hundred years or more.

The Rist family built the house that Mrs. Rist continues to call home in the Overlea neighborhood in 1905 when the area was largely wooded and family members drew water from a well in the back yard. Although much has changed in Overlea over the last 105 years, one thing that has not is the Rist Family and its stewardship of the family home.