Morrell Park, Baltimore

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Morrell Park is a neighborhood located in southwest Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

History and Geography[edit]

Morrell Park, together with Westport, Violetville, and Mount Winans, were originally part of a tract of land named "Georgia," or "Georgia Plantation," and later called "Mount Clare." This survey, which measured 2,368 acres (9.58 km2), was deeded to Dr. Charles Carroll in 1732.

The current Morrell Park is bounded by Hollins Ferry Road, the B&O Railroad tracks and Gwynns Falls to the east, I-95 to the north, Caton Avenue to the west and CSX Transportation tracks to the south.

At one point the neighborhood had trolley tracks running down Washington Boulevard; today the only mass transit serving the neighborhood is MTA Bus line 36.

Bessie's Cleaners is the oldest continuous business in Morrell Park & is still owned and operated by the original, resident owners, John & Bessie Panagiotopoulos, for over 50 years.

Housing[edit]

Morrell Park is a mix of typical Baltimore rowhouses, duplexes and single-family dwellings. Houses in Morrell Park are still considered quite affordable, The prices have experienced an increase in recent months and seem to be on an upward re-bound from the recession as Baltimore becomes more popular with people who commute to Washington, D.C., especially since Morrell Park is quite convenient to both I-95 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. And the view of the city is outstanding add a rooftop deck and you can see fireworks all over the city from your location on the 4th of July.The Morrell Park & St Pauls Improvement Association conducts a tour of homes to potential homebuyers.

Schools[edit]

Morrell Park has one public school in the neighborhood: Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School which is due for complete reconstruction in 2015. There are no private or parochial schools in Morrell Park, although the Seton Keough High School and Mount St. Joseph schools are quite close. Digital Harbor High School serves Morrell Park families, although it is not located in the neighborhood.

Recreation[edit]

Morrell Park has a Community Center over 18,000 square feet The newly constructed center at a cost of over 4.5 million dollars is state of the art and will Serve as a community center, Senior Center, and Recreation Center and is also the meeting place for The Morrell Park & ST Pauls Improvement Association, And The Morrell Park Community Recreation Council and BALTAP The Baltimore Theatere-Arts Project. located near the Elementary/Middle school. Plans to possibly construct an indoor aquatic center in the future are being presented by TRINIC the tri Neighborhood community group in the area. The Tolley Street Field, at the other end of the road, is the home of Morrell Park Little League teams. DeSoto Park also contains playing fields and a playground and is due for a face lift in the very near future.

Churches[edit]

  • Evangelical Bible Church
  • St. Marks United Church of Christ
  • The Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ

Coordinates: 39°16′3″N 76°39′32″W / 39.26750°N 76.65889°W / 39.26750; -76.65889