When did Highlandtown become 'Canton'? [Letter]

December 19, 2013

For what reason is Highlandtown now called Canton?

I live in Harford County now but grew up in Highlandtown near Haussner's restaurant and Eastern Avenue. I went to school at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Highlandtown.

Highlandtown was in the higher elevation in Baltimore with boundaries that included Hudson Street and Fait Street up to Dean Street and the underpass next to Greektown and from Pratt and Baltimore Streets to Patterson Park Avenue and around the park.

Canton was always further south down to Boston Street and the water. So why has so much in Highlandtown been renamed Canton?

A. Fritz

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