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“FOREVER TOGETHER - I AM HERE BECAUSE IT’S HOME”

2300-2400 blocks, East Eager Street, Middle East, Baltimore.

Mural by Stephen ESPO Powers.

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1300 block, West Baltimore Street, south side, 2014.

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1200 block, West Baltimore Street, south side, 2014

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1643-1637 Pennsylvania Avenue, 2015.

I gotta go back and take a shot of the Shake and Bake. Not enough film that day.

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1623-1601 East North Avenue, 2015

422-426 Old Town Mall [Gay Street], 2010

Throwback Thursday! Think I’ll make this a regular thing….

This is where this whole project started! 

To see the rest of the mall, go to this link:

http://jsingewald.photoshelter.com/gallery/Old-Town-Mall-East-Baltimore/G00001Ky2JEA4bNc/

Also check out the book I made for my masters thesis:

http://www.jsingewald.com/page2   (*Let it load!*)

I’d like to make either a large book or a series of smaller books or zines for the block by block project. 

baltimoreheritage.org
Remembering the story of the Freedom House - Baltimore Heritage
1234 Druid Hill Avenue had a story unlike any other. Harry S. Cummings, Baltimore’s first black City Councilman lived at the handsome rowhouse with his family from 1899 to 1911. In the 1950s and 1960s, the building served as offices to the local chapter of the NAACP, hosting Martin Luther King and Eleanor Roosevelt when …

This is one of the reasons I’m doing this project. This is such a shame and waste. 

1234-1232 Druid Hill Avenue, West Baltimore, 2015.

Here is my photograph of what’s left of the Freedom House (right) and the Joseph C. Briscoe/George W. King House (left). Earlier this fall, the Bethel A.M.E. Church (far right), owners of both 1232 and 1234 Druid Hill Avenue, tore down the Freedom House for unknown reasons. The building was the site of a NAACP branch and was visited by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt. Baltimore Heritage and CHAP are fighting to save 1232 and so far no further demolition has taken place to my knowledge. 

For more information about the history of these buildings and why they should have been and be saved and preserved, check out the following links:

http://baltimoreheritage.org/preservation/remembering-the-story-of-the-freedom-house/

http://baltimoreheritage.github.io/baltimore-civil-rights-heritage//2015/11/19/joseph-briscoe-house/

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“Hee Haw Carryout,” 1001 West Baltimore Street, 2009 & 2013.


Here are two shots of one of my favorite buildings in Baltimore. The name is perfect. The first shot I did in 2009 was with a 150mm lens and Fujichrome Provia 100 film. It was a light overcast day and a little too much glare in the background. I re-shot it a couple weeks ago with Fujichrome Velvia 50 I’ve been using and with a 90mm lens. You can see the B&O Roundhouse in the background.

The rest of the 1000 block to come soon…

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1400 block, West Baltimore Street, south side, 2014.