Explore Baltimore Heritage

A project by Baltimore Heritage

Explore Baltimore Heritage helps historians, students and residents tell the stories behind Baltimore's buildings and neighborhoods. Read on to learn more about historic parks, theaters, rowhouses and more! Do you have an idea for a story? An old photograph you'd like to share? Please get in touch.

Recent Stories

The Health Education Resource Organization (HERO) was Baltimore's oldest and largest HIV and AIDS service provider. It was the first grassroots community based organization in Baltimore to help people…

This location once served as home for the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore. In 1977, activists involved with the Baltimore Gay Alliance (BGA), established two years earlier in 1975,…

Leon's is Baltimore's oldest continuously operating gay bar. In the 1890s, the bar was called Georgia's Tap Room. The bar’s current name comes from Leon Lampe, who owned the bar during the 1930s.…

The Baltimore Manual Labor School for indigent boys, also known as the Arbutus Farm School, was established in 1841. The school emerged from of a larger social movement developing in urban Victorian…

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