A Pigtown by any other name would please some

`Washington Village' advocates sniff at title

July 26, 2006|By JILL ROSEN | JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER

A long-simmering feud over what to call the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood that sometimes goes by Pigtown, sometimes by Washington Village and other times by a hyphenated hookup of the two, erupted recently in the unlikeliest of spots.

This brawl over authenticity, pride and, of course, pigs overwhelmed an otherwise subdued hearing on - of all things - Pigtown's application to the National Register of Historic Places.

Name game Do you have a better name for Pigtown? Submit your suggestion at baltimoresun.com/newname

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