6:00 pm: Doors Open
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Happy Hour, Meet & Greet
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Lecture
7:30 - 8:00 pm: Q&A and Discussion
How long has Baltimore had a problem with vacant houses? It may be longer than you think. The history of abandoned and vacant buildings in Baltimore is not only a story about people losing their jobs and moving away after World War II.
Eli Pousson, a historian and preservationist at Baltimore Heritage, shares the surprising and frustrating century-long history of how sprawling development and racism have combined to create the vacant housing problem Baltimore—and continue to shape what we are doing about vacant houses today.
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