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Photo credit: R. Chrabascz, 06/2005
Pigtown Historic District
Inventory No.: B-1394
Other Name(s): Washington Village
Date Listed: 12/28/2006
Location: Baltimore, Baltimore City
Category: District
Period/Date of Construction: 1830-1915
Resources: 311 (286 contributing, 23 non-contributing)
Description: The Pigtown Historic District comprises some 36 city blocks in southwest Baltimore, south and east of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad yards. Developing initially as a community for railroad workers in the 1840s, along Columbia Avenue (now Washington Boulevard), Ramsay, McHenry, and Poppleton Streets, the area grew rapidly to the south during the industrial expansion of the 1850s and 1860s. Small two-story brick rowhouses were built for workingmen on the narrow streets running south of Washington Boulevard, with three-story gable-roofed and then early Italianate rowhouses lining Washington Boulevard and Scott Street to accommodate shopkeepers and upper-level managers. With the continued industrial growth of the area, the land lying south of Cross Street to Mount Clare was developed in the 1880s, 1890s, and early 1900s as a community for workingmen. Builders put up tidy, affordable two-story, two-bay-wide rowhouses that could be purchased with the help of local buildings and loan associations. For more prosperous employees, a team of builders erected several rows of three-story Italianate-style houses on the south side of Cross Street, west of Scott. In the same decades builders put up rows of small houses east of Scott Street, both north and south of Cross, but only a few blocks of this housing survived 20th century industrial expansion and the building of the Ravens football stadium and Martin Luther King Boulevard. The few surviving blocks east of Scott Street have been included within the boundaries of the historic district. Significance: The Pigtown Historic District is historically significant for its association with the industrial development of Baltimore in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The development of the district is intimately linked with hallmark events of the Industrial Revolution in Baltimore, particularly the growth and development of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first railroad. Location of the B&O Railroad on West Pratt Street in 1830 and t he rapid growth of related industries around it, like locomotive works and car-building shops, directly resulted in the growth of a nearby working-class community. After 1870 the area became the home of the city's major gas works--a technological innovation that provided a new form of street lighting and then indoor lighting. The area also gains significance from the fact that it was one of Baltimore's major German settlements, particularly after the 1868 partnership between the B&O Railroad and the North-German Lloyd Steamship Company. The district is also significant for its architecture, as an example of a type of working-class neighborhood characteristic of the period 1830-1915 in Baltimore. It is one of the earliest examples in the city of a mainly two-story working class neighborhood developed around a specific factory or industrial site. Examples of every form of urban vernacular residential architecture built in Baltimore between 1830 and 1915 can be seen in the district.

District Resources (311) (286 contributing, 23 non-contributing)

From associated listing in National Register nomination form. C = Contributing, NC = non-contributing, blank = not evaluated.

AddressStatusResource Name and MIHP (if any)
602-614; 618-632 Scott StreetC 
616 Scott StreetC 
1000-1028 Cross StreetC 
600-636 Wyeth StreetC 
638-646 Wyeth StreetC 
601-637 Wyeth StreetC 
601-637 Archer StreetCB-5029 -- Alley Houses
600-636 Archer StreetCB-5030 -- Alley Houses
1100-1142 Cross StreetC 
1144-1146 Cross StreetC 
841-851 Carroll StreetC 
776-784 Hamburg StreetC 
801-815 Scott StreetC 
711-717 Scott StreetC 
701-709 Scott StreetC 
805-861 Woodward StreetC 
787-797 Carroll StreetC 
763-785 Carroll StreetC 
745-761 Carroll StreetC 
603-611 Scott StreetC 
826-846 Woodward StreetC 
835-843 Barre StreetC 
802-824 Woodward StreetC 
838-852 Mangold StreetC 
834-836 Mangold StreetC 
830-832 Mangold StreetC 
818-824 Mangold StreetC 
810-816 Mangold StreetC 
802-808 Mangold StreetC 
801-811 Mangold StreetC 
819-821 Mangold StreetC 
825-827 Mangold StreetC 
831 Mangold StreetC 
835 Mangold StreetC 
839 Mangold StreetC 
770 Hamburg StreetC 
772 Hamburg StreetC 
774 Hamburg StreetC 
762-768 Hamburg StreetC 
758-760 Hamburg StreetC 
756 Hamburg StreetC 
754 Hamburg StreetC 
750-752 Hamburg StreetC 
748 Hamburg StreetC 
738-746 Hamburg StreetC 
809-823 Barre StreetC 
SW corner of Barre Street and Carroll StreetCEnoch Pratt Free Library Branch
713-737 Carroll StreetC 
810-818 Barre StreetC 
1000-1016 Scott StreetC 
1025 Scott StreetCSt. Jerome Roman Catholic Church
1002-1008 Paca StreetC 
1010-1016 Paca StreetC 
1000 Paca StreetC 
768-798 Cross StreetC 
1103-1111 Sterrett AlleyC 
1013-1013 Sterrett AlleyC 
751-755 Hamburg StreetC 
1050 S. Paca Street (NE corner of S. Paca Street and W. Cross Street)CB-1046 -- L. Gordon and Son
1101-1151 Scott StreetC 
1201-1229 Scott StreetC 
767-781 Cross StreetC 
765 Cross StreetC 
755-761 Cross StreetC 
745-753 Cross StreetC 
741-743 Cross StreetC 
1101-1119 Sterrett AlleyC 
1104-1126 Sterrett AlleyC 
1102-1122 Sterrett AlleyC 
1108-1158 Scott StreetC 
802-808 Ostend StreetC 
1121-1143 Wicomico StreetC 
801-819 Cross StreetC 
821-839 Cross StreetC 
1101-1173 Hamburg StreetC 
756 Washington BoulevardC 
758 Washington BoulevardC 
760-762 Washington BoulevardC 
764 Washington BoulevardC 
772-774 Washington BoulevardC 
776-780 Washington BoulevardC 
782-786 Washington BoulevardC 
788 Washington BoulevardC 
778-781 Washington BoulevardC 
759 Washington BoulevardC 
761-763 Washington BoulevardC 
765-767 Washington BoulevardC 
769 Washington BoulevardC 
771-775 Washington BoulevardC 
777 Washington BoulevardC 
779-781 Washington BoulevardC 
783 Washington BoulevardC 
785 Washington BoulevardC 
505-515 Scott StreetC 
501-503 Scott StreetC 
517-525 Scott StreetC 
527 Scott Street and Carroll StreetCB-3711 -- Dorguth Memorial United Methodist Church (Dorguth United Methodist Church)
776-782 Carroll StreetC 
510-512 Otterbein StreetC 
516-518 Otterbein StreetC 
507-517 Otterbein StreetCB-5035 -- Alley Houses
903-911 Barre StreetC 
766-774 Carroll StreetC 
758-764 Carroll StreetC 
754-756 Carroll StreetC 
821-823 Wyeth StreetC 
801-811 Washington BoulevardC 
819 Washington BoulevardC 
813-817 Washington BoulevardC 
825 Washington BoulevardC 
827 Washington BoulevardC 
829-837 Washington BoulevardC 
841-847 Washington BoulevardC 
502-508 Wyeth StreetC 
510-512 Wyeth StreetC 
503-509 Wyeth StreetC 
501-515 Archer StreetCB-5027 -- Alley Houses
502-514 Archer StreetCB-5028 -- Alley Houses
516-528 Scott StreetC 
508 Scott StreetC 
1044 Cross StreetC 
931-937 Washington BoulevardC 
west of Parkin Street, south side of Washington BoulevardCSt. Paul the Apostle, Episcopal Church and Parish House
849-857 Washington BoulevardC 
844-852 Reinhart StreetCB-5024 -- Alley Houses
845-849 Reinhart StreetCB-5022 -- Alley Houses
851-869 Reinhart StreetCB-5023 -- Alley Houses
513-521 Callender StreetCB-5025 -- Alley Houses
504-512 Callender StreetCB-5026 -- Alley Houses
901-923 Washington BoulevardC 
1202-1232 Cross StreetC 
1234-36 Cross StreetC 
919-921 McHenry StreetC 
923 McHenry StreetC 
901 McHenry StreetC 
302-314 Poppleton StreetC 
316-338 Poppleton StreetC 
312-314 Poppleton StreetC 
908-916 Ryan StreetCB-5017 -- Alley Houses
900-918 Ramsay StreetC 
903-929 Ramsay StreetC 
920-930 Washington BoulevardC 
932-934 Washington BoulevardC 
404-408 Poppleton StreetC 
410 Poppleton StreetC 
810-812 Washington BoulevardC 
814-818 Washington BoulevardC 
903-909 McHenry StreetC 
907-909 McHenry StreetC 
911-915 McHenry StreetC 
917 McHenry StreetC 
862-870 Washington BoulevardC 
800 Washington BoulevardC 
802-808 Washington BoulevardC 
820-824 Washington BoulevardC 
826-832 Washington BoulevardC 
834-836 Washington BoulevardC 
838-844 Washington BoulevardC 
858-860 Washington BoulevardC 
872 Washington BoulevardC 
874-878 Washington BoulevardC 
882-884 Washington BoulevardC 
886-888 Washington BoulevardC 
900 Washington BoulevardCB-3733 -- Walter's Bath No. 2
Washington BoulevardCformer Fire Engine House No. 78
1117 W. Cross StreetCSouthern Friendship Baptist Church (former Cross Street M.E. Church)
1117-1147; 1151 Cleveland StreetC 
1149 Cleveland StreetC 
1153-1187 Cleveland StreetC 
1118-1158 Cleveland StreetC 
1160-1184 Cleveland StreetC 
1131-1155 Cross StreetC 
1113-1149 Washington BoulevardC 
1151-1173 Washington BoulevardC 
1201-1225 Cross StreetC 
1229-1253 Cross StreetC 
1102-1172 Carroll StreetC 
1101-1159 Ward StreetC 
1136-1140 Ward StreetC 
1148-1158 Ward StreetC 
1224-1234 Ostend StreetC 
1214-1222 Ostend StreetC 
1100-1184 Washington BoulevardC 
1301-1307 Cross StreetC 
1104-1154 Sargeant StreetC 
1101-1141 Sargeant StreetC 
1102 Sargeant StreetC 
1156-1182 Sargeant StreetC 
1143-1175 Sargeant StreetC 
1201-1221 Glyndon StreetC 
1223-1239 Glyndon StreetC 
1245-1261 Glyndon StreetC 
1200-1276 Glyndon StreetC 
1401-1421 Ostend StreetC 
1200-1224 James StreetC 
1236 James StreetC 
1238-1256 James StreetC 
1224-1276 Washington BoulevardC 
1121-1129 S. Carey StreetC 
1231-1275 Sargeant StreetC 
1231-1269 James StreetC 
1101-1119 S. Carey StreetC 
1200-1222 Washington BoulevardC 
1301-1309 Ostend StreetC 
1201-1211 Sargeant StreetC 
1201-1229 James StreetC 
1200-1228 Sargeant StreetC 
1230-1272 Sargeant StreetC 
1201-1223 Washington BoulevardC 
1211-1223 Ostend StreetC 
1225-1251 Washington BoulevardC 
1200-1216 Carroll StreetC 
1201-1209 Ostend StreetC 
1218-1260 Carroll StreetC 
1215-1233 S. Carey StreetC 
1219-1269 Carroll StreetC 
1301-1329 S. Carey StreetC 
1221-1233 Carroll StreetC 
1123-1131 Ostend StreetC 
1111-1121 Ostend StreetC 
1101-1109 Ostend StreetC 
1200-1204 Cleveland StreetC 
1206-1208 Cleveland StreetC 
1210-1212 Cleveland StreetC 
1214-1216 Cleveland StreetC 
1218 Cleveland StreetC 
1246 Cleveland StreetC 
1201-1203 Cleveland StreetC 
1205 Cleveland StreetC 
1207-1217 Cleveland StreetC 
1219 Cleveland StreetC 
1221-1223 Cleveland StreetC 
1225 Cleveland StreetC 
1401-1421 Carey StreetC 
1415 Bayard StreetCB-1090 -- Chesapeake Gas Company, Office & Meter House
1331-1361 Carroll StreetC 
1330-1360 Cleveland StreetC 
1301-1325 Bayard StreetC 
1300-1322 S. Carey StreetC 
1400-1410 S. Carey StreetC 
1305 Washington BoulevardCWayman's AME Church
NW corner of S. Carey Street and Washington BoulevardCformer Public School #34
1332-1338 Washington BoulevardC 
1322-1330 Washington BoulevardC 
1307-1317 Sargeant StreetC 
1340-1370 Washington BoulevardC 
1372 Washington BoulevardC 
1327-1353 Sargeant StreetC 
1121-1129 Bayard StreetC 
1100-1108 S. Carey StreetC 
1300-1322 Sargeant StreetC 
1110-1118 S. Carey StreetC 
1301-1311 James StreetC 
1313-1323 James StreetC 
1101-1109 Bayard StreetC 
1111-1119 Bayard StreetC 
1325-1349 James StreetC 
1324-1352 Sargeant StreetC 
900-918 Carey StreetC 
1300-1348 Glyndon StreetC 
901-919 Bayard StreetC 
1301-1349 Herkimer StreetC 
1301-1325 Glyndon StreetC 
1300-1316 James StreetC 
1318-1332 James StreetC 
1001-1019 Bayard StreetC 
1334-1350 James StreetC 
1327-1349 Glyndon StreetC 
1401-1461 Washington BoulevardC 
1402-1448 Ward StreetC 
1402-1444 Carroll StreetC 
1218-1236 Bayard StreetC 
1407-1427 Ward StreetC 
1202-1212 Ward StreetC 
NE corner of Bush Street and Ward StreetC 
NW corner of Bush Street and Carroll StreetCFirehouse
1001-1019 Cross StreetC 
1021-1039 Cross StreetC 
1101-1165 Nanticoke StreetC 
1100-1172 Hamburg StreetC 
1334-1358 Carroll StreetC 
1331-1361 Ward StreetC 
1219-1239 Bayard StreetC 
1214-1234 S. Carey StreetC 
1301 Washington BoulevardC 
903-905; 909-921 Ryan Street (903-921 Ryan Street)CB-5016 -- Alley Houses
907 Ryan Street (903-921 Ryan Street)NCB-5016 -- Alley Houses
1327 Washington BoulevardNCCharles Carroll Barrister Elementary School #34
1101-1105 Cross StreetNCsite of former German Church
1227 Bush StreetNCMetacord, Inc.
514-518 Wyeth StreetNC 
511-517 Wyeth StreetNC 
806-814 Carroll StreetNC 
824-836 Carroll StreetNC 
800 Scott StreetNCGeorge Washington Elementary School
1147 Wicomico StreetNCR.C. Lucas Binders
1104 Ward StreetNC 
1116 Ward StreetNC 
1303 Carroll StreetNCThe Burch Company
1300 Carroll StreetNCStevenson & Co.
1463 Washington BoulevardNC 
1352 James StreetNCThe Power House
1412 S. Carey StreetNC 
1101-1111 Washington BoulevardNCthe Open Gates Health Center
908-912 Washington BoulevardNCHoly Nation Tabernacle Church
846-856 Washington BoulevardNCWashington Village Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library
906 Ryan StreetNC 
912 Ryan StreetNC 
1150 Ostend StreetNCRaleigh Industrial Center
846-848 Carroll Street  
1140-1146 Dexter Street B-5031 -- Alley Houses

 

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