Exploring the Most Iconic Streets of Baltimore

Discover some of Baltimore's most iconic streets - from Charles Street to McElderry Street - each with its own unique story to tell.

Exploring the Most Iconic Streets of Baltimore

Baltimore is a city with a rich history and culture, and its streets are no exception. Charles Street is the largest and most famous artery in the city, taking you through some of the most modern cultural, residential and commercial areas. From Gough Street to O'Donnell Street, Lombard Street to Presstman Street, each street has its own unique story to tell. Let's explore some of the most iconic streets in Baltimore.

Charles Street

is the main thoroughfare of Baltimore, running through some of the city's most modern cultural, residential and commercial areas.

It's a great place to shop, dine and enjoy first-class entertainment. Charles Street is also home to some of Baltimore's most renowned landmarks, such as the Washington Monument and the Maryland Historical Society.

Gough Street

is named after Harry Dorsey Gough, one of the wealthiest men in Baltimore in the late 18th century. It stretches from York Road several blocks east to Marble Hall Road, near Cold Spring Lane.

Fleet Street

is believed to be named after Fleet Street in London, where the cemetery of George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore, is located. It runs from 20th Street (except for 19th Street and a half) parallel to North Avenue and one block north.

O'Donnell Street

is named after John O'Donnell, who as a young man dedicated himself to the maritime trade and bought a 1,981-acre plantation that he named Canton.

The neighborhood in southeastern Baltimore still bears this name today.

Payson Street

was named after DJ Reggie Reg in honor of a figure who helped oversee the development of Baltimore in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It runs along the waterfront.

McElderry Street

was initially going to be named after McElderry himself, but after his death a street opened on the property he owned in northeast Baltimore and was named after him.

Lombard Street

is believed to have been given its name because of its similarities to London's bustling Lombard Street. It runs from 43rd Street east to Marble Hall Road.

Presstman Street

, located in West Baltimore, is named after Benjamin Presstman, councilman, city attorney and judge. These streets are just a few examples of Baltimore's rich history and culture. From Charles Street to McElderry Street, each street has its own unique story to tell.

Whether you're looking for a place to shop or just want to explore some of Baltimore's iconic landmarks, these streets are sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

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