In today’s edition of national mags spotlighting Baltimore, Next City has a look at an East Baltimore deconstruction project that also serves as a gateway to an intriguing local (online) treasure trove.
Next City’s Alexis Stephens visits Details Deconstruction and their latest project in the Milton-Montford neighborhood. As part of the project, crews are dismantling a block of houses on Eager Street (They were once home to a Love Letters mural). Along with providing jobs, the project is designed to preserve the unique architectural features of the rowhouses that would otherwise be lost.
Since it wouldn’t be a cool project without Internet documentation, Details is also posting about the project at the blog, Baltimore Brick by Brick. Visitors can track the progress of the project, and check out some of their finds (Shoes!). It also serves as a living testament to the neighborhood’s history.
“It’s not just a maligned, blighted neighborhood, because that glosses over the fact that there are lots of memories here,” blogger Max Pollock tells NextCity.
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