Baltimore Beautification Program: From Distress to Family Friendly

 

  • Baltimore has over 17,000 vacant homes
  • Abandoned homes are owned by banks or absent homeowners
  • Vacants are not cared for making the neighborhood unattractive and unsafe
  • Abandoned homes leave behind trash and rodent problems 
  • Distressed properties encourage trespassing for illegal activity
  • Drug dealers create drug dens bringing traffic, drug paraphernalia, and danger to the neighborhood
  • Families, especially families with children, are exposed to and living among unsafe properties that are also eyesores

The goals of the Baltimore Beautification program are:

  • To reduce the number of uncared for vacant homes in occupied neighborhoods
  • Clean up the inside of vacant homes to remove trash, debris, and mold (if present) and install rodent deterrent system
  • Clean up the outside of vacant homes to remove trash and debris
  • Restore the roof, windows, and doors to make the neighborhood more attractive and safer for the people living next to or near the vacants and install an alarm system
  • Engage with the neighbors to communicate the Pay It Forward program
  • Deter illegal activity and trespassing
  • Create a happier and more family-friendly place to live

 

Poster Sale

 

Pay It Forward looks to raise $50,000 per home beautification. Your poster purchase will help fund this program for Pay It Forward to: 

 

 

  • Purchase vacant rowhouses, either one at a time or as a block
  • Engage with neighbors to communicate the program to provide hope for a better living experience in their neighborhood
  • Repair the roof to make the house watertight
  • Clean out the interior of debris and remediate any mold, if present
  • Replace all broken windows and doors
  • Install burglar alarm
  • Install rodent deterrent system
  • Either continue to own and maintain the property or sell it for rehabilitation

 

Images of Baltimore Poster Sale

Baltimore Beautification Poster Sale: Peabody Institute

A beautiful 13″ x 19″, full-color, on silk paper, frame-worthy poster depicting the architectually stunning and historic Peabody Institute. The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is a conservatory and university-preparatory school in the Mount Vernon-Belvedere neighborhood of northern Baltimore, Maryland, United States, facing the landmark Washington Monument circle at the southeast corner of North Charles and East Monument Streets (also known as intersection of Mount Vernon Place and Washington Place). The Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 and opened in 1866 by merchant/ financier and philanthropist George Peabody, (1795–1869), and is the oldest conservatory in the United States. Its association in recent decades begun in 1977 with JHU allows students to do research across disciplines.

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Baltimore Beautification Poster Sale: Baltimore Oriole

The Baltimore oriole is a small icterid blackbird common in eastern North America as a migratory breeding bird. It received its name from the resemblance of the male’s colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. The Baltimore oriole is the state bird of Maryland. It is also the inspiration for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. The Baltimore Oriole frame-worthy poster is 13″ x 19″, printed in full-color on satin stock.

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Baltimore Beautification Poster Sale: Poe

Edgar Allen Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Poe died in Baltimore at the age of 40. This black and white poster is 13″ x 19″, printed on satin stock.

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Baltimore Beautification Poster Sale: Colorful Row Houses

Row houses are an iconic part of Baltimore architecture. Although a row of homes the houses had varied facades, some with bow and arched window embellishments and sometimes balconies.Baltimore has more rowhouses than any other city in the United States. As depicted in this lovely photo of Charles Village the beauty and of Baltimore’s rowhouses comes alive. The poster is 13″ x 19″, printed in full-color on silk stock, and is frame-worthy.

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Baltimore Beautification Poster Sale: Inner Harbor

The centerpiece of downtown Baltimore is the world-famous Inner Harbor, the vibrant and beautiful waterfront that was transformed into a major tourist destination. Inner Harbor is a sightseeing hub, home to the Maryland Science Center with a planetarium and observatory, and the National Aquarium, featuring giant turtles, dolphins and electric eels. The Top of the World Observation Level offers sweeping views of the city, while a collection of historic warships is docked below. Power Plant Live! is a complex of bars, eateries and music venues in a former power station. Inner Harbor Baltimore boasts the best of Baltimore attractions, plus a great view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor itself. This frame-worthy poster depicts the Inner Harbor at dusk and is printed full-color on 13″ x 19″ silk stock.

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