This article is sponsored by the sexual assault lawyers in Lauraville of the Maryland Injury Guys. We encourage visitors and locals to learn more about the history of Lauraville and what's in the community.
Lauraville is a neighborhood in the northeast part of Baltimore, Maryland. It is bounded by Harford Rd. to the east, Echodale Ave. to the north, Argonne Dr. and the Herring Run Park to the south, and Morgan Park and Morgan State University to the west. Communities surrounding the area include Harford - Echodale - Perring Parkway, Loch Raven, Perring Loch, Stonewood - Penwood - Winston, Hillen, Arcadia - Beverly Hills Historic District, Moravia - Walther, Waltherson, Glenham - Belford, and Hamilton.
The neighborhood of Lauraville officially became a village and got its own post office shortly after the American Civil War. It was named after the daughter of John Henry Keene, a local property owner and chief support for the village post office. In the late 1800s, the area became self-sufficient; any necessity needed for the house or farm could be bought locally. Carpenters and blacksmiths practiced their crafts along Harford Rd., and truck farms offered the following:
The brewery Weber's Park was established with picnic grounds and a beer garden to serve as a space for gatherings and recreational fun. A fire station was also built for the volunteer fire company. In the 1870s, the limited horse-drawn passenger service of the Hall Springs Passenger Railway was opened on Harford Rd. It eventually merged into the United Railways and Electric Company street railway system. In 1918, most of the Lauraville area was annexed to Baltimore City. The nearby Ivy Mill property was also sold to build Morgan State University.
The Lauraville area was built by various developers over a period of years. Most of its homes are detached, single-family frame or cedar shingle structures developed around 1910 and 1930. The community has a population of 4,194 people and gives off a sparse suburban feel. 82% of the residents own their homes. The median value of a home in the area is $192,125. The median rent is $1,113.
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Garrett Heights Elementary School is situated on Morello Rd., between Rueckert Ave. and Ailsa Ave. The land for the school was acquired from the Garrett family in 1895. Today, it has an enrollment of 326 students in grades pre-Kindergarten through 8th. There is a student-to-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Based on state test scores, 12% of its students are proficient in reading and 8% in math. It has an overall Niche grade of a C minus and a GreatSchools rating of a 3.
Morgan State University is a public HBCU, a historically black research university, just outside of Lauraville on the west. Founded as the Centenary Biblical Institute in 1867, it was a Methodist Episcopal seminary to train young men in the ministry. Shortly after it was established, the school changed its name to Morgan College to honor its board of trustees' first chairman and a land donor to the college, Reverend Lyttleton Morgan. In 1975, it became a university. The school is the largest HBCU in Maryland and is classified as one of the "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity." It is also a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Schools and colleges in the university include:
The university is also home to several athletic teams, a choral ensemble, six band ensembles and around 20 greek organizations.
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