Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition

Rowhouses: a Baltimore Tradition (HM2QA)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21223
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.861', W 76° 39.581'

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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.
HM NumberHM2QA
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 356851 N 4349274
Decimal Degrees39.28101667, -76.65968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.861', W 76° 39.581'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 51.66" N, 76° 39' 34.86" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore MD 21223, US
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