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Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association Records

Identifier: R0166-EGL

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Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association. Ednor Gardens and Lakeside are two adjacent neighborhoods in Northeast Baltimore City. The collection contains organizational records including meeting minutes, newsletters, information about the neighborhoods’ histories, maps, neighborhood plots, meetings and members information, and records relating to the Association’s initiatives and community activities over the years. Also present are a number of documents relating the Stadium Redevelopment project of the late 1990s and early 2000s and other neighborhood improvement projects.

The materials of this collection are mainly textual, including newsletters, meeting minutes, planning materials, reports, and organizational documents. Other formats present include photographs and negatives, and maps.


  • circa 1964-2009



Materials are in English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of this collection to the University Foundation. However, copyright for some items in this collection may be held by their respective creators.

Historical Note

The Ednor Gardens-Lakeside neighborhood in Baltimore City is on land that was once owned by General Samuel Smith, a Revolutionary War hero, congressman, senator, and mayor of Baltimore. Smith fought with the French during the Revolutionary War. He named the area “Montebello” in honor of their victory in the Battle of Montebello in 1800 during the French Revolution. Later, the land was sold to John W. Garret, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Ednor Gardens is part of a large planned community that was built between the 1920s and the 1950s by Edward Gallagher, one of Baltimore's most prolific homebuilders at the time. The name Ednor came from a combination of Gallagher’s sons, Edward and Norman. Many of the homes were built in the English Tudor styles, while others are Colonial in design. Lakeside was named for nearby Lake Montebello. The area is home to single family homes that are Colonial and traditional in style. Both communities have a diversity of housing styles and unique architecture.

Until it’s demolition in 2002, Memorial Stadium was located in Ednor Gardens-Lakeside. This was the home of the Baltimore the Orioles baseball team until 1991 and home to the Colts and Ravens football teams between 1994 and 1997. Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO) was given the responsibility of creating a new plan for the site by Baltimore City. Stadium Place is now home to athletic fields, Maryland’s largest YMCA, and several senior living apartments.

The Ednor Gardens Lakeside Civic Association, Inc. is one of the oldest civic associations in Baltimore. It is a non-profit organization that was created by the members of the neighborhood. It aims to communicate with public officials, to promote the neighborhood and enhance community development.

Information for this historical note came from materials within the collection and local newspapers and online articles. The Association also has a website:


1.42 Linear feet (2 containers)


The Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association serves two adjacent neighborhoods in Baltimore City. It is one of the oldest civic associations in Baltimore and aims to serve the neighborhood and provide community development. This collection documents the Association’s activities and contains materials related to its history, organizational records, and community projects.


Collection is organized into three series:

  • Neighborhood History
  • Member Meetings and Newsletters
  • Community Issues and Initiatives
Each series is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore Foundation by Liana Washburn, EGLCA Treasurer, on August 28, 2018.


One file containing water damaged materials and several other folders containing financial records of the Association were returned to the donor.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Laura Bell in 2018.

Finding aid for the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association Records
Finding aid created by Laura Bell (2018).
October 2018
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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