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The PPNA meets every 2nd Monday from 7 to 8 PM in the basement multipurpose room of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church at the corner of Baltimore St. and Lakewood Ave. (enter on Lakewood).

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PPNA Meeting Minutes February 2016

Where’d the time go? Catching up here with the minutes for our February 8th PPNA Meeting – first meeting of the new PPNA Board. Read all about it…did we get schooled once again by the Living Classroom group in the Silver Spatula snack contest? Find out below (hint, yes, they got us again). March meeting minutes will be coming soon! Continue reading PPNA Meeting Minutes February 2016

Home & Garden Tour 2015

Join us for the Patterson Park Home and Garden Tour!
Get your tickets in advance here.

  • Saturday, September 26
  • 11am – 4pm
  • Tickets sold at the corner of Baltimore & Linwood until 3pm
  • Advance tickets $12
  • Day of tour tickets $15
  • Raffle & celebration at Bistro Rx after the tour
  • Food specials all day for tour attendees

Patterson Park buzzes with activity in the summer

I kept saying “Wow” as I walked along East Pratt Street in Butchers Hill. The changes in this neighborhood over the nearly 40 years I’ve been writing about it amaze me. I think of the 1970s, when the streets lined with three-story brick homes imparted a depressing, worrying feeling. Could these potentially magnificent homes find a new life?

This summer I observed clean streets and washed windows. There was pride of ownership on every block.

What I encountered in the section of Southeast Baltimore generally known as Patterson Park left me anything but disappointed. The park’s flower beds had just been thoroughly weeded by volunteers. A Victorian fountain basin had just been scrubbed. Forrest Taylor, a master restorer of ancient field artillery, had his crew resetting the historic cannon once placed there to defend Hampstead Hill from the invading British in the War of 1812.

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