Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Block Fire: Arson?

The latest news swirling around is that the fire on the Block was reportedly arson. While no official word has been given, the ATF and Fire Marshal will have a news conference at 3pm today to deliver their findings.

What does this mean for the future of the block? If the buildings are losses, do we wind up with a third of a block that remains an empty lot? Would anyone even want to develop that property anyway?


  1. I'd be interested in turning the empty lot into a community garden! I've looked into it for other areas, it would be totally doable.

  2. You posed an interesting question. Thanks for covering this topic. Please see for a detailed archive of The Block history from 1900 to present. The area is a true Baltimore landmark that is an unfortunate source of much misunderstanding.