Pete’s Place

Pete’s Place was an African American owned restaurant and with a jukebox in the heart of Fairfield.  It was a spot where the community gathered to socialize, dance, and enjoy one another’s company.  When there wasn’t an event at local churches, a ball game, or street...

Banneker Home

Constructed: 10/11/1943 Demolished: 01/01/1950 In 1943, the government built housing for African Americans on the peninsula. The Banneker Homes were names for Benjamin Banneker, an accomplished astronomer and city planner, born in Maryland in 1791. The Banneker Homes...
St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church

St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church

Constructed: 11/01/1907 Demolished: 9/2/1967 St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church was dedicated in November of 1907. Upon his death in 1903, Martin Wagner left his community of workers $10,000 to build a church. The Polish community of Wagner’s Point raised the remaining...
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...
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...