Thursday, April 24, 2008

Biddle Street

The neighborhood of Biddle Street is in East Baltimore. It is bordered by Biddle Street on the North, Patterson Park Ave on the West, Eager Street on the South and the Orangeville Industrial Area on the East.

Biddle Street was named after Major Biddle who was from a prominent Philadelphia family and served in the Union Army.

A Negro League baseball team once played ball at Bugle Field at the corner of Biddle Street and Edison Highway. It seems this would have been where the Orangeville Industrial Area is now, which is why I mention it as part of this neighborhood. They were known as the Baltimore Elite Giants. They won two championships while they played in Baltimore in 1939 and 1949.

There seems to be no neighborhood association in Biddle Street. There are very few houses for sale, but in the photo above, it is easy to imagine a summer afternoon on a front porch, drinking iced tea and chatting with the neighbors. The average sale price of a home in this neighborhood was $83,945 in 2007.

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