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O'Donnell Heights, Baltimore

O'Donnell Heights is a neighborhood named for a public housing development in the far southeastern part of the city of Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is located south and east of Interstate 95, just west of the border with Baltimore County, and north of the St. Helena neighborhood.

The community was built to house factory workers during World War II. Today operated by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the original 900 unit development was modernized in 1983. The neighborhood, which also contains privately owned and rented rowhouses, is separated from Highlandtown by highways, cemeteries, and industrial areas. It is in close proximity to the Point Breeze Industrial Park and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

O'Donnell Heights Elementary School is located at Gusryan and O'Donnell Streets.

As of May 2007, many of the World War II era public housing buildings in O'Donnell Heights have started a demolition phase as a means of making room for a brand new mixed-income housing area. O'Donnel Heights is predominately African American, with growing White and Hispanic populations as well.[1]

References

  1. ^ 2010 Census

External links

  • Baltimore Public Housing profile
  • The Legend of the O'Donnell Heights Phantom
  • O'Donnell Heights Demolition


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