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Southeast Development, Inc. Records

Identifier: R0109-SDI

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Scope and Contents

The Southeast Development, Inc. Records document the work of Souteast Development, Inc. between 1974 and 2013. The organization is a residential and commercial property development company founded in 1975 as an outgrowth of the Southeast Community Organization. Materials in this collection include records related to properties and projects in Southeast Baltimore, work plans, budgets, reports and studies, and SDI organization history documentation.


  • 1974-2013


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

Baltimore's Southeast Community Organization (SECO) was founded in the early 1970s during the political struggle over highway construction through Baltimore City which proposed building freeways through Baltimore City neighborhoods. SECO was an umbrella community organization that represented the interests of residents in Fells Point, Canton, Highlandtown, and other southeast communities. The Southeast Development, Inc. organization was an outgrowth of the Southeast Community Organization. It was founded in 1975 as the development branch of SECO and created affordable housing as well as a number of commercial projects. In 2000, SDI separated from SECO and was renamed the Southeast Community Development Corporation and continued to focus on affordable housing and community properties.

[Some information for this historical note was gathered from the Southeast Community Development Corporation website]


7.00 Linear Feet (7 containers)

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Collection is arranged by accrual as a folder inventory.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by SECO President, Marie Francfort, on February 17, 1995. An additional accrual was transferred by Chris Reyer, SDI Executive Director, and received by Aiden Faust on January 31, 2019.

Related Materials

Related materials at UBalt Special Collections and Archives include: the Southeast Community Organization Records

Processing Information

Collection processed by archives staff. Additional accrual processed by Thomas Dettling in 2022.

Finding aid for the Southeast Development, Inc. Records
Finding aid prepared by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011, 2022). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA