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Midday in the Neighborhood: Franklin Square, Butchers Hill, Park Heights

Photo by Jill Gordon

Today, it’s another edition of Midday in the Neighborhood, a series in which we’ve set out to spotlight the remarkable tapestry of communities that make up the city of Baltimore. According to the group Live Baltimore, there are 278 unique neighborhoods in our city, full of folks working to make their communities, and our city, better.

With this series, we hope to hear from people who live in every neighborhood in our diverse and vibrant city, and to get their perspective on what’s right about Baltimore, what can be improved, and what people may not know about our many different communities.

Credit Photo by Lauren McDade McLaughlin
The lights of Butchers Hill

Some neighborhoods and attractions, like the Inner Harbor and Harbor East downtown, get a lot of attention, and historically they’re also the focus of development and investment. But if you live here, you know that Baltimore is so much more than the downtown areas that are frequented by tourists and sports fans. 

Credit Photo by Edith Gilliard
Planting in Franklin Square

Today, Tom is joined by people who are active in three neighborhoods: Edith Gilliard is president of the Franklin Square Community Association. Franklin Square is just south of Route 40, between Carey and Monroe. Beth Braun is president of the Butchers Hill Association. Butchers Hill is a small neighborhood in East Baltimore bounded by East Fayette and East Pratt, between South Patterson Park Ave and North Washington St. Will Hanna is chairman & CEO of the New Park Heights Community Development Corporation. Park Heights stretches along Park Heights Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

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