Honor the glory of Gay Street while acknowledging its challenges.

Old Town Wandering explores East Baltimore’s Gay Street turned pedestrian mall as it persists in a state of redevelopment limbo. Featuring empty signifiers, a market void, formstone facades and the original dollar homes along Sterling Street, this walk captures a complicated history of Baltimore’s stalled attempts at urban revival as seen from perspectives of small business merchants concerned with unfulfilled promises of revival.

This tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and proceeds at a moderate pace.

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Meet at south entrance to Old Town Mall

414 Old Town Mall, Baltimore, MD 21202
Next to the Baltimore City Fire Museum at Gay and Orleans Streets