Baltimore’s Immigration History Preserved in Locust Point

The Baltimore Immigration Museum chronicles the influx of immigrants who first set foot in America at Locust Point between 1868 and 1914. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the August-September 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) For nearly half a century, Baltimore-bound immigrants from Europe first set foot in … Continue reading Baltimore’s Immigration History Preserved in Locust Point

‘Parklet’ Dining Is Here to Stay

Many SoBo restaurants took advantage of the City’s temporary Covid policy and created “parklets” by placing tables directly in the parking lane, such as the ones at Blue Agave on Light Street. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the August-September 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Dining in the … Continue reading ‘Parklet’ Dining Is Here to Stay

Mrs. Schwartzauer’s Tavern at Fort McHenry

Long vanished from the area outside Fort McHenry, Eva Marie Schwartzauer’s tavern survived the War of 1812. Above, Fort museum educator Cryss Kosasih stands where the tavern once stood just a few yards from the Fort. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the June-July 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula … Continue reading Mrs. Schwartzauer’s Tavern at Fort McHenry

Checkerspot Keeps It Fresh with Variety, Creativity

Checkerspot Brewing Company's frequent release of small-batch, experimental beers and even some of its perennial favorites owe much to owner and brewer Judy Neff’s years as a home brewer. Photos by Mary Braman. (This “SoBo Made” feature first appeared in the August-September 2022 issue of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post newspaper.) The brewery floor at … Continue reading Checkerspot Keeps It Fresh with Variety, Creativity

Lots of Upgrades on the Way for SoBo Parks

A mural painted this spring is the first step in renovations to the Longhouse and the addition of new features around the historic structure in Latrobe Park. Cheryl Duffey (left) is spearheading the effort with mural designer Nicole Buchholz. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the June-July 2022 print edition of the South … Continue reading Lots of Upgrades on the Way for SoBo Parks

This Roastery Blends Coffee, Community, and Science

Candy Schibli opened Southeastern Roastery in Locust Point in 2020 after starting to roast part-time in 2016 at a family home in southeastern Virginia and establishing a customer base in the Washington, D.C. area. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the June-July 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Plenty of … Continue reading This Roastery Blends Coffee, Community, and Science

Digging Into the History of Your Old Rowhouse

Kevin Lewis, shown with his wife Sera outside their rowhouse, traced his property's history from his home computer. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the April-May 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Kevin Lewis has long been interested in history and genealogy, so after buying a house on the … Continue reading Digging Into the History of Your Old Rowhouse

Explore the ‘Shadow of Industry’ Along the Key Highway Waterfront

A “whirley crane,” once employed at the Bethlehem Steel Key Highway Shipyard, now stands on the grounds of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, which occupies the former Platt & Company oyster cannery. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the February-March 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) A trek along … Continue reading Explore the ‘Shadow of Industry’ Along the Key Highway Waterfront

One-Woman Embroidery Business Sews to Order

Kelsey Holden has operated her machine embroidery business Good Dog Designs from her home on S. Charles Street since 2018. Photos by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the February-March 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Kelsey Holden’s German Shepherd/Lab mix Bohdee is the inspiration for her home business, Good Dog … Continue reading One-Woman Embroidery Business Sews to Order