Curtis Bay Athletic Club (CBAC)

Curtis Bay Athletic Club (CBAC)

Constructed: 09/23/1938  What marks a community? Is it parks and monuments? Churches and schools? Or the style of housing that adorns each side street? To the outsider or tourist, these landmarks may define what a specific area of land is known for and should be know...

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Chesapeake Center for Youth Development (CCYD)

Chesapeake Center for Youth Development (CCYD)

Constructed: 01/01/1887  A great organization possesses a stable foundation. If this is true, does the foundation need to be present before the organization can develop upon it? Does it even have to be a physical foundation grounded in a space? In the case of the...

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Jim Dandy’s Tavern

Jim Dandy’s Tavern

On a recent excursion to Curtis Bay, something about the building at 4810 Curtis Avenue caught my eye. An aging red, white, and blue sign, hanging precariously over the sidewalk notes that the place is called Jim Dandy’s Tavern. Situated on a quiet block between...

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Dream’s Inn

Dream’s Inn

Dream’s Inn, located at 527 East Patapsco Avenue, offers something that is becoming more and more difficult to find in the Baltimore area – a regulation-size horseshoe pit. The large tavern sits on the main thoroughfare in Brooklyn, situated between 5th and 6th...

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Walnut Spring Hotel

Walnut Spring Hotel

Constructed: 01/01/1841  Traveling down the 3600 block of South Hanover Street in Brooklyn, it would be easy to pass the nondescript building at 3612 without a second glance. The building is admittedly unremarkable – a sprawling gray structure with covered windows....

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Henry Rosso Music Company

Henry Rosso Music Company

 Growing up in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood, Henry Rosso took interest in music after learning to play the trumpet at a young age. He later went on to study the trumpet at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. The Henry Rosso Music Company was founded in 1947 in...

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Taylor’s 5000 Tavern

Taylor’s 5000 Tavern

Constructed: 01/01/1945  Taylor’s 5000 Tavern serves as a neighborhood bar and social anchor for Curtis Bay residents. It is a small business with a Taylor family representative holding the license since the bar opened in 1945. Taylor’s 5000 is a institution of...

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Griber’s Grocery

Griber’s Grocery

Constructed: 01/01/1926  The story of Griber’s Grocery begins in the early twentieth century with Lithuanian immigrants Matthew and Eva Griber immigrating to the Curtis Bay neighborhood that would soon be annexed into Baltimore City. In 1907 the Gribers opened a...

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Chesapeake Compost Works – 4501 Curtis Avenue

Chesapeake Compost Works – 4501 Curtis Avenue

  Chesapeake Compost Works is a benefit corporation—a hybrid of a LLC and a non-profit—housed in a section of the 54,000 square foot repurposed warehouse at the end of Curtis Avenue. This address was originally home to one of the earliest businesses in Curtis...

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Positive Image Tattoos & Piercing

Positive Image Tattoos & Piercing

Constructed: 01/01/2004  110 East Patapsco Avenue has been home to numerous Brooklyn businesses throughout the years. In the 1930s it was the Crisp & Davis real estate office and then briefly home to First Federal Savings & Loan in the early 1940s. Throughout...

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