Bolton Hill Historic District
Baltimore, Baltimore City
The Bolton Hill Historic District comprises 20 blocks of relatively untouched structures dating from the mid-19th century to the years preceding World War I. Groups of 3-story brick rowhouses with white marble steps and symmetrical window and door arrangements are the distinguishing feature of the district. Typical of these is 224 W. Lafayette Street. There are also a few detached houses such as the Gothic cottage at 204 W. Lanvale Street designed by E.J. Lind. The Eutaw Place Temple is a Renaissance-style synagogue ornamented by a central dome and two smaller flanking domes.
Bolton Hill is a residential neighborhood giving modern Baltimore an image of its 19th century heritage. Since the 1950s, Bolton Hill has experienced an architectural revival and is once more a viable urban residential section. Originally open farmland, the Bolton Hill section eventually attracted businessmen and professionals. Three private schools, the Maryland Institute of Art, and the Lyric Theatre were located in the area. Certain qualities typify the architecture of the district: simplicity; uniformity of scale, design, and fabric; and high quality of design, materials, and workmanship.