Highlandtown Revisited

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Highlandtown is arguably the most colorful, eclectic, and diverse neighborhood in Baltimore. Dating from the mid-19th century, the community gained its foothold when a plethora of European immigrants settled into modest brick row houses neatly laid out on numbered streets that replaced early farms. A majority lived within sight, sound, and/or smell of the waterfront factories, foundries, and shipyards where mostly men toiled. With last names like DiPasquale, Markwood, Skurzynski, Vogler, Regan, and Schultz, each brought with them a unique language, heritage, and culture. Aromas of ethnic cooking mingled with those of nearby businesses and industries, and the air was filled with chatter in German, Italian, Polish, Russian, and heavily accented English.
ISBN: 9780738582351
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
More than 200 vintage photographs—most of them from the private collections of current and former Highlandtown residents—fill this volume, which was compiled in response to the enthusiastic reception that followed the 2006 release of Images of America: Highlandtown. Author Gary Helton's own Highlandtown roots date back to 1905. He has been general manager of WHFC-FM in Bel Air since 2000. In addition to the previous Highlandtown publication, he has compiled three other books in the Images of America series: Dundalk, Sparrows Point, and Baltimore's Streetcars and Buses.
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