Hollins Market, Baltimore

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Hollins Market
neighborhood statistical area
Hollins Market, the oldest public market building still in use in Baltimore
Hollins Market, the oldest public market building still in use in Baltimore
Hollins Market is located in Baltimore
Hollins Market
Hollins Market
Coordinates: 39°17′13″N 76°38′25″W / 39.28694°N 76.64028°W / 39.28694; -76.64028Coordinates: 39°17′13″N 76°38′25″W / 39.28694°N 76.64028°W / 39.28694; -76.64028
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21223
Area code 410, 443, and 667

Hollins Market is a neighborhood in the Sowebo area of Baltimore. It takes its name from the Hollins Market, the oldest public market building still in use in Baltimore City, which is located in the heart of the neighborhood.

Like the adjacent neighborhood Pigtown, Hollins Market has long been considered one of Baltimore's most promising neighborhoods because of its proximity to University of Maryland, Baltimore Medical Center, the Interstate 95 business corridor, Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, the Inner Harbor, and Downtown Baltimore. Major construction projects such as the University of Maryland Biopark and the pending renovation of the Lion Bros. factory have brought increased attention to the neighborhood.[1][2]

Similar to Pigtown, Hollins Market has a diverse mix of UMMC students, blue collar workers, artists, and commuters to Fort George G. Meade.

Hollins Market is also home to the Sowebo Arts and Music Festival which draws hundreds of art and music lovers to the neighborhood every Memorial Day Weekend.[3]

Landmarks and attractions[edit]

The neighborhood's most significant landmark is the Hollins Market, a two block long structure consisting of space for market stalls, a civic auditorium, and meeting rooms. On the adjacent streets are a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants.

The Lithuanian Hall (Baltimore, Maryland) is located near the neighborhood's eastern boundary. It is a private club that hosts community dances and other events. Like Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown, it is known for drawing an eclectic crowd for its lively nightlife and cheap drinks.[4]

The B&O Railroad Museum forms part of the south boundary of the neighborhood. Within Hollins Market itself, is the Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum.[5]

Five small community parks are located within the Hollins Market neighborhood: Carlton Street Park, Little Lithuania Park, Schroeder and Lombard Streets Park, Boyd Street Garden and the B.& O. Park.


Hollins Market is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Union Square, Poppleton, Pigtown, and Mount Clare.[6]

The neighborhood of Hollins Market, as well as the market building, were named for the Hollins Family, who previously extensively owned the property west of downtown Baltimore during the early 19th Century where the neighborhood is now located.[7] Hollins Market is predominantly residential, with a commercial district surrounding the market building and along West Baltimore Street.[8]

[9] The neighborhood's boundaries are marked on the west by South Carey Street, to the north by Baltimore Street, to the south by West Pratt Street, and to the east by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "University of Maryland BioPark Profile - The Business Journals". The Business Journals. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Bill Struever kicks off $11M redevelopment of historic Lion Bros. building - Baltimore Business Journal". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  3. ^ Sun, Baltimore. "Sowebo Fest and more of the week's best Baltimore-area events". Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  4. ^ Sessa, Sam. "John Waters, '50s jams and cutting a rug at Lithuanian Hall". 
  5. ^ Irish Railroad Workers Museum; Baltimore, Maryland
  6. ^ "Southern District Area Guide". Baltimore Police Department. Archived from the original on January 9, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hollins Market". Baltimore Public Markets Corp. Archived from the original on January 12, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "About". Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ Andrea F. Siegel (October 19, 2008). "Historic district in city rising fast". The Baltimore Sun. 
  10. ^ "Hollins Market". Live Baltimore. Retrieved January 8, 2014.