Four Baltimore Writers Look at Homesteading in Baltimore and Beyond

We asked four local writers to take a look at homesteading in Baltimore and beyond as part of our day-long symposium, From Dollar House Programs to Vacants to Value Strategies: 40 years of Reinventing Baltimore’s Urban Neighborhoods on September 29, 2012.

Joe Cronyn, Principal at Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell LLC, takes a look at the economics and census data of the Otterbein neighborhood in his essay, Otterbein Homesteading and Inner Harbor Redevelopment.

Journalist, author, and editor Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson examines the current trends in homesteading for her article, The Nimble City: Strategies for 21st century Housing. 

Author of The Baltimore Rowhouse, Dr. Mary Ellen Hayward recollects how she discovered her passion for the rowhouse and Bill Struever began his career working on the homes of South Baltimore in, Federal Hill: Past, Present, and Future.

Baltimore-based writer and historian Mary Zajac’s essay recreates the early days of homesteading through the words of the first Dollar House lottery winners in Renovating in Otterbein.

For more on their essays and complete bios please click the titles above.

Registration is still open for the event on September 29th, 2012.
Click here to register or here for event details.

September 29th, 2012 :: 8:30 am – 3:00pm
Old Otterbein Church
112 West Conway Street,
Baltimore 21201