Edmondson, Baltimore

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Edmondson Village
neighborhood statistical area
Rowhouses, Edmondson Avenue Historic District.jpg
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21229
Area code 410, 443, and 667

Edmondson Village is a neighborhood in the southwestern section of Baltimore, Maryland, encompassing the Edmondson Avenue corridor. Its communities include Allendale, Lower Edmondson Village, Rognel Heights, Uplands, West Mulberry, and Edgewood. It is located north of Frederick Avenue, and south of the Gwynns Falls Parkway, Leakin and Gwynns Falls Parks. Neighborhoods in the area range from middle class to lower income.

History[edit]

Racial succession and white flight occurred in Edmondson as a result of the real estate sales process of blockbusting between 1955 and 1965.[1] According to The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, it was not uncommon at this time for neighborhoods within Edmondson to shift from 100% White to 100% Black in a span less than one year.[2] In 1968, the section along Edmondson Avenue east of Gwynns Falls was one of the worst hit areas during the Baltimore riot of 1968 following the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Since the 1970s, Edmondson Village has seen a steady increase in crime.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

The neighborhood is home to Edmondson High School. Other schools in Edmondson Village include Lyndhurst Elementary, Mary E. Rodman Elemenary, and Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle.

In popular culture[edit]

Bunk Moreland and Omar Little, both fictional characters from HBO's The Wire, grew up in the Edmondson Village area. Bubbles' sister lived in Edmondson Village in The Wire, and Bubbles lived in her basement for a period of time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ W. Edward Orser (1994). Blockbusting in Baltimore: The Edmondson Village Story. The University Press of Kentucky. 
  2. ^ *David Simon. The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood. 

Coordinates: 39°17′49″N 76°40′51″W / 39.29694°N 76.68083°W / 39.29694; -76.68083