Perkins Homes, Baltimore

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Perkins Homes is a public housing development in Southeast Baltimore, located between Fells Point and Little Italy and bounded by Pratt Street to the north, Eden Street on the west, Dallas Street on the east, and Bank Street to the south. The community is located within the East Harbor Empowerment Zone of the Fells Point area, and is one of the oldest housing projects in southeast Baltimore. The housing project tenants are about 91% African-American, 7% Puerto Rican, and 2% white.[1][clarification needed]

City Springs Elementary School is located at South Caroline and East Pratt Streets. Lombard Junior High School and First Apostolic Institution Church are nearby.

In the media[edit]

In Homicide: Life on the Street, fictional detective Al Giardello was raised in the Perkins Homes, as it was the neighborhood inhabited by his mother's side of the family. Giardello's father's side of the family was from the neighboring Little Italy. The Perkins Homes are also mistakenly shown as the now-demolished Flaghouse Homes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Census

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Coordinates: 39°17′16″N 76°35′46.7″W / 39.28778°N 76.596306°W / 39.28778; -76.596306