A Sea of Blight: Biddle & Barclay Streets, East Baltimore

Update (11/9/2012):  According to this press release from the Mayor’s office, the 1100 block of Barclay Street has been demolished.

There were too many houses to photograph individually, so we’ve provided you with a couple of views.  Most of the homes we saw today were abandoned — at least 90-95% of them. This part of Baltimore is steps away from Mt. Vernon and steps away from the Baltimore City Jail — an odd DMZ in the middle.  The fact that most of the abandoned homes are owned by the Housing Authority, and the Mayor and City Council, was a little disappointing.  Yet again, this is city-owned property that could serve a purpose, but instead it’s a blighted eyesore.

317 and 319-402 E. Biddle Street, and part of the 400 Block, Baltimore MD 21202

1100 Block, Barclay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Property Owners:  Some are owned by the Mayor and City Council, 417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.  Some are owned by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, same address.

City Council District and Contact: 12th District, Jack Young

1100-1111 Barclay Street

1105-1111 Barclay Street

Even side of Barclay Street

Even side of Barclay Street

Section of the 300 block East Biddle Street

Section of the 300 block East Biddle Street

5 comments

    • slumlordwatch

      Thanks for the compliment! Please don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions, or if you want to report a real estate mess in your neighborhood.

  1. Evan

    Poor Barclay, if there weren’t so many people being killed there on an annual basis it could probably be a pretty neat area. I’m betting dollars to donuts that the overwhelming majority of these buildings will be dozed in order to make way for the city’s future plan to ‘revitalize’ the area around Penn Station (with condos).

    • slumlordwatch

      Yeah it really is an interesting area, and it’s a shame that the city is responsible for the mess it’s currently in.

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