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Woodberry Professional Review and Guide
"Woodberry remains one of Baltimore’s unique neighborhoods. When mill production contributed significantly to Baltimore’s economy in the mid-19th to early 20th century, Woodberry was an epicenter. Because of its strategic location along rail lines and the Jones Falls, good solid jobs were plentiful, and hundreds of families set up here. But the coming decline in manufacturing brought hard times for Woodberry. The mills shuttered one by one and fell into disrepair. But good times are here once again; the rebirth of these extraordinary structures means Woodberry sits on the cusp of being Baltimore’s next great place (if it isn’t already). The neighborhood is known today for its encompassing grand historic mills, Television Hill, and the presence of the stone houses built in the 19th century to house workers for the nearby mills. This walk takes in three of those mills—Meadow Mill, Union Mill, and the fabulous Clipper Mill. The latter is one of the greatest examples of urban renewal of its kind in the United States. Throw in the Jones Falls and a bit of Druid Hill Park, and this walk takes in some of Baltimore’s iconic places."
--Evan Balkan, Walking Baltimore (Wilderness Press).
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