This article is sponsored by Maryland Injury Guys, the personal injury attorneys in Aero Acres. Check out this affordable defense housing community to see the architecture of the World War II era.
Aero Acres is a planned residential community in Middle River, Maryland. It came about in 1941 after the passing of the U.S. Housing Act of 1941. The Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company near Baltimore constructed the community for their aircraft factory employees. It was developed by the John B. Pierce Foundation and designed by the architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM). The street plan was shaped like an airplane, with airplane parts as the street names. There were approximately 600 homes developed in 1941 – 300 more than the original plan.
Created out of an innovative prefabricated system known as "Cemesto" – pressed sugar cane fiber in between asbestos layers – the one-story Cape Cod-style homes keep with government wartime housing standards and marketing by the Pierce Foundation as affordable defense housing. The community also included a shopping center with restaurants, shops, a supermarket, a movie theater and a recreation hall.
Today, Aero Acres is considered one of the country's oldest working-class suburbs. It acts as a fine example of one of the only World War II defense housing projects left in the U.S. Although renovations have been done to the community, the character of Aero Acres still remains. Discover the area of White Marsh Station, located not too far from Aero Acres.
Operated by MFI Realty, the Martin Plaza Shopping Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Catering to the residents living in Aero Acres and its surrounding neighborhoods, the shopping center is located on Martin Blvd. It features shop, restaurants and businesses such as the following:
Situated across the street from the Martin Plaza Shopping Center are other businesses like the Salvation Army, J E Cilumbrello certified public accountant and Food Lion grocery store.
Also located across the street from the shopping center is Aero Acres Park. The park can be found on Dihedral Dr. in Aero Acres. It includes a walking bridge, paved trail, pond and benches.
At the corner of Martin Blvd. and Compass Rd. E is the Victory Villa Community Center. Operated by the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks, the community center offers adult and youth programs as well as rental space to hold events.
Adult programs include Bluegrass Music (Gospel), Bluegrass MeetUp (Instrumental), Chestnut Woods Comm, Coin Club, Golden Age Club and MD Treasure Club. All of the programs occur from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., besides the Bluegrass MeetUp (Instrumental) and the Golden Age Club. The Bluegrass MeetUp happens from 2 p.m. to 6 pm. The Golden Age Club is hosted from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In addition, the youth programs offered at the community center are Baseball, Extended Cheer, Football and Cheerleading, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Dance and Zumba. These programs are hosted during specific months of the year and start from around 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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