Memories of retail glory

PICTURE THIS -- MARYLAND THROUGH THE EYES OF SUN PHOTOGRAPHERS

April 30, 2007|By Photos by Amy Davis | Photos by Amy Davis,Sun photographer

Remnants of the former retail glory of a section of downtown Baltimore are still visible amid the decay that has marred the area for decades. The west-side area, dubbed the "superblock" by city planners, is poised for redevelopment. Plans include apartment towers and a mix of current small retail merchants with new chain stores. The chunk of downtown real estate is bounded by West Fayette, Howard, Lexington and Liberty streets.

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