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A Short History of Cherry Hill, MD

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This article is brought to you by Maryland Injury Guys, the personal injury attorneys in Cherry Hill. We encourage residents and visitors to learn more about the history of our local communities like Cherry Hill.

Brief History of Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill is one of the neighborhoods in the southernmost part of Baltimore, Maryland. It is bounded by the Patapsco River's Middle Branch to the north, the river's main channel to the east, the census-designated place (CDP) of Baltimore Highlands to the south, and the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy. to the west.

The neighborhood of Cherry Hill was developed fairly recently in the mid-1900s as homes for African American veterans returning from World War II and the Korean War. However, the area had been settled in beforehand by the Roma of Romanian descent. In the early to mid-1900s, these people set up encampments in Cherry Hill because it was on the outskirts of the city and undeveloped. They traveled up and down the East Coast doing fortune-telling and carnivals.

MedStar Harbor Hospital

MedStar Harbor Hospital was originally named South Baltimore Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. Opened in 1903 by physician Harry Peterman, the hospital was located on Light St., in what was once Baltimore City's industrial area. Between 1967 and 1968, construction for the current MedStar Harbor Hospital was conducted on S. Hanover St. in Broening Park, at the former site of the Maryland Yacht Club. The hospital was renamed Harbor Hospital for its proximity to the Inner Harbor. In 1996, it became part of the regional health care network Helix Health. In 1998, Helix Health merged with Medlantic Healthcare Group and was renamed MedStar Health in 1999.

Services offered at MedStar Harbor Hospital include:

  • Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Emergency department
  • Gastroenterology/hepatology
  • Lung Cancer Center
  • Neonatal Care Unit
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Sleep Center
  • Stroke
  • Obstetrics and gynecology services

The hospital is accredited by the independent and nonprofit organization Joint Commission. It has also been awarded the Delmarva Foundation Quality Excellence Award eight times.

Berger Cookies of Debaufre Bakeries

The recipe of Berger Cookies – a cultural icon of Baltimore - was brought to the U.S. in 1835 by German immigrants George and Henry Berger. The Bergers created a bakery and sold the cookies until the mid-1900s. Through many changes in ownership, Charles Debaufre Jr. became the sole proprietor of the bakery and cookie recipe in 1994. The small factory of Debaufree Bakeries now handmakes these cookies in Cherry Hill. Well known for its thick layer of chocolate frosting on top of a shortbread cookie, the recipe has won many awards throughout the Baltimore area, including the "Best Cookie" award and the "Best of Baltimore Award" in 2011.

Reedbird Park

Reedbird Park can be found as Cherry Hill Park on the maps. Located at Reedbird Ave. in the neighborhood of Cherry Hill, it is owned and managed by the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. The park is open from dawn to dusk. It features recreational amenities such as paved trails, open space, baseball field, football and soccer field, outdoor basketball court, tennis court, playground and fishing.

Reedbird Park is also home to Cherry Hill Splash Park. The outdoor public swimming pool is open Mondays through Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Middle Branch Park

Middle Branch Park was created in 1977 by Baltimore City. The 150-acre waterfront park sits on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River adjacent to the MedStar Harbor Hospital. It offers visitors the following:

  • Scenic view of the city skyline
  • Rowing
  • Baltimore Rowing and Water Resource Center
  • Crabbing, kayaking and canoeing
  • Boat ramps
  • No license required fishing piers
  • Wetlands
  • Trails
  • Picnic Areas

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Date Published: June 1, 2021
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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