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December 16, 2009
A woman believed to be about 50 years old died Tuesday night at an area hospital after a fire broke out in the bedroom of her rowhouse in the Mill Hill section of Southwest Baltimore, said a city Fire Department spokesman. Her name was withheld pending notification of family members, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, the spokesman. She was the city's 24th fire fatality this year, compared with 19 for the same time last year, Cartwright said. Reported at 7:59 p.m. in the 2500 block of Dulaney St., the fire was confined to a burning mattress in a second-floor bedroom of an end-of-group dwelling and was quickly extinguished.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The three-story brick townhouse at 115 W. Lee St. is one of the largest in Baltimore's Otterbein neighborhood. A former rectory for the long-since-gone St. Joseph Catholic Church, this end-of-group home has been meticulously restored by its current owners and is for sale for just under $1.3 million. "This house is on one of the most beautiful streets downtown," said listing agent James Baldwin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "Lee Street is classic, tree-lined and broader than most [in the area.]
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December 17, 2009
Authorities have identified a woman who died Tuesday night after a fire broke out in her rowhouse in the Mill Hill section of Southwest Baltimore. Barbara Green, 48, was the city's 24th fire fatality this year; the city recorded 19 fire deaths during the same period last year, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman. Reported about 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Dulaney St., the fire was confined to a burning mattress in a second-floor bedroom of an end-of-group dwelling and was quickly extinguished.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
A city firefighter suffered a minor burn Sunday while battling a one-alarm blaze in East Baltimore, the fire department said. The firefighter was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment, said Ian Brennan, a Baltimore fire department spokesman. No one else was injured. The mid-morning fire spread to both floors of an occupied rowhome in the 1500 block of Cliftview Avenue, Brennan said. The agency is investigating the cause of the fire. jhopkins@baltsun.com twitter.com/jsmithhopkins
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May 2, 1994
Does familiarity breed contempt or community?If you live in a rowhouse, you know that the answer is a little bit of both. The Sun would like to hear your tales of rowhouse living. Does your neighbor refuse to take his privacy fence down even though it doesn't conform to code? Does your other neighbor's stove vent pump recycled steak fumes into your house?Or do you live in harmony with your neighbors, using the same color trim on your adjoining abodes, mowing each other's lawns and merging postage-stamp backyards into an urban oasis?
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
A city firefighter suffered a minor burn Sunday while battling a one-alarm blaze in East Baltimore, the fire department said. The firefighter was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment, said Ian Brennan, a Baltimore fire department spokesman. No one else was injured. The mid-morning fire spread to both floors of an occupied rowhome in the 1500 block of Cliftview Avenue, Brennan said. The agency is investigating the cause of the fire. jhopkins@baltsun.com twitter.com/jsmithhopkins
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By Richard Irwin | dick.irwin@baltsun.com | January 21, 2010
A single-alarm fire late Wednesday killed four people, whose bodies were found in separate rooms inside an East Baltimore rowhouse. Their identities, genders and relationships were not immediately available, but at least one was elderly, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman. Cartwright said the incident is the city's first fatal fire this year and that its cause is under investigation. One person was found in a second-floor front room, another in the rear of the house, and the third and fourth in other sections of the house in the 1600 block of E. Oliver St. Reported at 11:10 p.m., the blaze filled much of the dwelling with smoke before firefighters were able to beat back flames.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2010
Firefighters have gained control of a rowhouse fire that erupted Friday morning in Northwest Baltimore. Initial reports of people trapped in the three-story dwelling turned out to be false, according to a bulletin from Baltimore Firefighters Union Local 734. No injuries have been reported. Fire investigators are conducting a probe to determine the cause and origin of the fire, the bulletin said. Crews arriving at the house on the 3600 block of Reisterstown Road northwest of Druid Hill Park found heavy fire showing from the second floor of the dwelling, one of eight in a row. Most appeared to be abandoned, some with boarded-up doors and windows.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
An early morning two-alarm fire in South Baltimore sent five residents to an area hospital with minor injuries and severely damaged a rowhouse. Baltimore fire officials said firefighters encountered heavy fire when they arrived about 3:30 a.m. to the 1200 block of Battery Ave. in the Riverside neighborhood. Flames and smoke were coming from the first floor of the three-story home. Flames became so intense that the second floor collapsed onto the first. Crews continued to battle the fire throughout the morning; at 8 a.m., it remained a working fire.
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By Rob Kasper | February 7, 2010
Ann Roberts' East Baltimore rowhouse is older than she is, but not by much. Her narrow brick home on East Preston Street has been around, she said, "for a hundred years-plus." Roberts is 90 years old. She is still able to negotiate the stairs in her four-story home and takes pride in keeping her residence in shape. "This is a tough house," she said as she launched into a story of how some years ago it had withstood being hit by a tractor-trailer. "These boys, 16 and 14, stole the truck, were chased by the police, then lost control and came right in the living room."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville resident was 72. "As soon as you step through the front door of 524 S. Washington St., it hits you: the spicy, smoky, garlicky and altogether unmistakable smell of tradition," said a 2005 Baltimore Sun article about Mr. Ostrowski and his family business, Ostrowski's Famous Polish Sausage.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
Just how long can it take to find the perfect, not run-of-the-mill rowhouse with a nontypical layout among hundreds for sale in the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood of Canton? For Chrissie Davis, a 39-year-old health care consultant with Huron Consulting Group, the search took more than two years. Finally, she struck home-hunter's gold. "As soon as I stepped foot into this house, I knew I'd never see another Canton rehab like it," she said. "Since change scares me, I spent a few days after the settlement freaking out about this big new responsibility and whether or not it was the right decision.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
When Ron Tanner, an author and writing professor at Loyola University Maryland, purchased a condemned Victorian brownstone in Charles Village 14 years ago (against his real estate agent's advice), he knew nothing about restoration. The fact that the three-story rowhouse belonged to - and was trashed by - a college fraternity over a decade did not deter him and his then-girlfriend, Jill Eicher. In fact, they made it their mission to save the home from further destruction and restore it to its 1897 glory.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
When a home has been the center of a happy childhood, it can often be reincarnated to represent a happy and hopeful future. This is the case with Mike and Jocelyn Szymanowski's Canton rowhouse. "The home has been in our family for over 41 years," said Jocelyn Szymanowski, a 35-year-old attorney. "Mike was raised in this home from the time he was 3 years old, and now we are raising our boys [Landon, 21/2, and Logan, 8 months] in the same home. " But not before the arduous task of renovation that began in 2005 when the couple moved out for more than a year and a half to make way for the demolition.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
As blue balloons drifted Saturday night into the warm February sky above Southeast Baltimore, family members and friends of 8-year-old Troy Douglas wrapped their arms around each other in grief. Were "Li'l Troy" still alive, he probably would have been at the playground or the basketball court near the small courtyard in Perkins Homes where the memorial was held in his honor. Instead, his father mourned in a T-shirt bearing his image, reading, "I Love You Son. Play in Peace. " "I'm trying to come to terms," said his father, also named Troy Douglas.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
The renovated rowhouse at 114 Warren Ave. in Federal Hill combines the best elements of city living, from its views to its desirable location. This three-story brick home, built in 1900, is listed at $875,000. The interior is spacious, measuring more than 3,000 square feet. But perhaps more impressive is what's outside: a a 40-by-15-foot rooftop deck that provides a breathtaking view of the city skyline. At ground level, five steps open onto an entry vestibule with paneled wainscoting, crown molding, a domed ceiling light and marble floor.
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By Joe Burris and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 12, 2010
Three people were injured when the awnings of adjoining rowhouses crumbled in Northwest Baltimore on Friday, one in s string of collapses across the region as the weight of massive snowfalls exacted a toll on vulnerable buildings. An antique store in downtown Ellicott City suffered damage, and barns in Anne Arundel and Harford counties fell, killing some animals. On Oakford Road in Baltimore, Marlow Hill, 66, surveyed the twisted metal on the steps of his home and pointed to the blood left when his wife, daughter and brother-in-law were trapped beneath the awnings.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
Here's what happened when two mountain bikes were taken from the garage in South Baltimore of a former president's daughter: A police officer responded, but so did a detective, a sergeant, a lieutenant, a major and a lieutenant colonel. The police commissioner — who had earlier criticized his own cops for not informing command when a television sports personality was attacked — was quickly called. But a carful of police brass wasn't the only thing that Jenna Bush Hager and her husband got when at least one burglar broke into their garage in back of their South Charles Street rowhouse on Friday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
An 8-year-old boy walking home from school was killed Wednesday when an East Baltimore rowhouse that neighbors said exploded caught fire, sending rubble into the street and plumes of thick, black smoke over the area. Three other people, including two adults who were in the house and another child outside, were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. The home in the 400 block of N. Lakewood Ave. was destroyed - a wall crumbled and two floors collapsed.
NEWS
January 21, 2014
I'm sorry to hear about the negative experience in Baltimore City of the author of the letter "Ready to call Baltimore quits" (Jan. 15). I grew up in the Washington suburbs and moved to Baltimore for law school. I purchased a rowhouse in Washington Village/Pigtown. My father was adamantly opposed to that decision, but I have not regretted it at all. I have been here for a little over three years now. I heard all kinds of negative things about Baltimore before I moved here, but was pleasantly surprised about the city.
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