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Old 10-29-2010, 12:26 PM
Location: Cheswolde
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I had heard about the Roland Park Company link. It seems to be somewhat weak. As the article below shows the builder was not the tony Roland Park Company but the Dundalk Company, headed by Edward Bouton, who also was president of the RPC. Thus the RPC seldom mentioned Dundalk in its literature. In any event, the Dundalk Company was soon replaced
Dundalk's History - Dundalk Renaissance Corporation
Nothing that I have learned about Dundalk since the original post has changed my mind. For unpretentious home hunters in today's market it represents an opportunity. Is it for everyone? Clearly not, as several posts here show.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:07 PM
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So interesting how people want to make something all good or all bad. Obviously, yes- Dundalk & surrounding areas can be some of the most ugliest, most depressing places on earth. But then you can focus in on the pretty parts too, and make it look good. You can make a coffee table book out of even the worst places on earth if you really want to. So yes, it's both charming and downright decrepit. It's also been well-known as the 'Cancer Capital of Maryland' for quite some time. Wonder how many generations that will take to clean up....?? Or is even trying? If it 'comes back', more power to it. But I've heard about every area in Baltimore 'coming back' over & over for so long I just don't believe any of it anymore. Besides, 'coming back' pretty much always means GENTRIFICATION.... which ends up destroying the real charm of a place anyway.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:06 AM
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I find many sections of Dundalk to be, generally decent places to live and visit. What does worry me is that my Son lives on Holabird Avenue and has 2 children ages 4 and 2. My grandkids will be going to school soon and the schools are not as good as other areas of Baltimore County. Walking to school may not be the safest thing either; drug dealings in their immediate neighborhood.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:34 PM
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Default Excellent photos!

Right on sir! I haven't seen what nurider2002 apperently has, instead...only the opposite. Great pics on site ursusdave. Feels like being at home.Thanks.
Originally Posted by ursusdave View Post
nurider2002, go defecate in your fedora.

The Dundalk you post about is a figment of your fertilized imagination.

I drove cabs into Baltimore slums and you don't know what you are talking about when you say Dundalk is worse.

There are some good restaurants in Dundalk, and there isn't a thing you can do to change that reality.

Here is Merritt Blvd:
More photos of the real Dundalk:

All photographs by David Robert Crews {a.k.a. ursusdave}

Anyone interested in seeing tons more photographs of the real Dundalk, Maryland can find them here: ursusdave's photosets on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ursusdave/sets/ - broken link)

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