Tag: Canton

The Road Fight: Saving Canton, 1968 to 1976

Join the Friends of the Canton Library at the historic Engine Company No. 22 Hall at 1030 South Linwood Avenue for an afternoon conversation on the history of the famous “Road Fight.”

In the 1960s, East Baltimore residents joined residents in West Baltimore to prevent the planned construction of a highway that would have devastated Fell’s Point and Canton. Everyone is welcome for a panel discussion that includes Joe McNeely, Betty Deacon, Charlie Duff. Residents past and present are encouraged to bring memories and memorabilia from the history of Canton and southeast Baltimore to show and tell.

Refreshments will be provided. Call 410-935-3969 for more information.

Welcoming a Canton neighbor into the Centennial Homes program on March 25

Moskal house 2-8-13We’re excited to welcome our latest home-owner into the Baltimore Heritage Centennial Homes program with a plaque presentation for Mr. Roland Moskal on Fait Avenue at the monthly Canton Neighborhood Association meeting on March 25.

Moskal Centennial Home Plaque Presentation at the Canton Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, March 25, 2013, 7:00pm
United Evangelical Church, 3200 Dillon Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Social gathering starts at 6:30pm and the presentation starts at 7:00pm with brief remarks from the Canton Neighborhood Association President, Daryll Jurkiewicz.

In 1904, Roland Moskal’s maternal grandmother, Maggie Williams, a widow, purchased a newly constructed rowhouse at 3408 Fait Ave. in the neighborhood of Canton in Baltimore City. She paid off her mortgage 17 months later in 1905. Over the last 108 years, Maggie Williams was followed by three generations of her family who have owned and occupied the property including her grandson Robert Moskal. Read on for the extensive profile of the history of this long-time Canton family and their home. Special thanks to our hard-working volunteer Lisa Doyle for her continuing work on the Centennial Homes program.  If you have information on a Centennial Homeowner in your neighborhood, please contact Lisa Doyle at 410-484-7878 or doyle@baltimoreheritage.org.