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Butchers Hill Association Records

Identifier: R0179-BHA

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Scope and Contents

The collection documents the actions and business of the Butchers Hill Association, a neighborhood civic group in southeast Baltimore City, from the late 1970s through 2020. Topics addressed within the collection include: land use, redevelopment, drug activity, vacant housing, absentee landlords, citizen inspectors, the Baltimore City Fair, work with the Community Law Center and SECO, Patterson Park improvements, and annual events like flea markets, open houses, and garden tours.


  • 1970s-2020


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 are held by their respective creators.

Historical Note

Butchers Hill is a largely residential historic district in the southeast quadrant of Baltimore City. The area is bounded geographically by East Fayette Street on the north; Patterson Park Avenue on the east; East Pratt Street on the south; and South Chapel, North Washington, and North Chester Streets on the west. The majority of the buildings in this district (estimated at 1,000 structures) were built between 1850 and 1915. According to its National Register of Historic Places nomination form, "Butchers Hill was settled and existed as a physically isolated, prosperous tradesman's village before the Civil War. Its subsequent engulfment by an expanding city began slowly in the 1850s, accelerated in the 1870s, and was complete by 1915."

[Source: "Maryland SP Butchers Hill Historic District," National Archives online catalog:, accessed 2022-05-24.]


10.50 Linear feet (11 containers)

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Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore Foundation by Beth Braun on May 5, 2022. The records were transferred by Braun to Aiden Faust and Fatemeh Rezaei on May 17, 2022. Two additional accruals were transferred by Carolyn Boitnott to Aiden Faust in February 2024.

Processing Information

The collection was arranged by Carolyn Boitnott, 2022-2023 and inventoried by Thomas Dettling in December 2023.

Finding aid for the Butchers Hill Association Records
Finding aid prepared by Aiden Faust (2022). Revised by Thomas Dettling (2024).
May 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