The historic community of Reservoir Hill can trace its roots back to 1680. In fact, Reservoir Hill Improvement Council is today housed in the Birckhead mansion built around 1792. The stone mansion sits on a wooded hill at the corner of Park Avenue and Reservoir Street. In the late 19th century, Reservoir Hill grew to become a premier, turn of the century neighborhood, with a wide range of architectural styles.

Reservoir Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods is home to artists, educators, and city leaders; contains historic churches and synagogues; boasts one of the most diverse, intact collections of late 19th and early 20th century urban architecture in Baltimore City; and borders the second largest urban park in the country, Druid Hill Park. The community is an important part of the Jewish and African-American history of Baltimore.

While Reservoir Hill has a deep history that can still be seen in its architecture, it is also a very vibrant, modern community with an urban farm that sells its produce right in the community, two community gardens, a neighborhood school, and one of Baltimore's highlight community events - the Annual Garden & Home Tour. Reservoir Hill is also one of the original Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. communities. You will find that Reservoir Hill is a lively place with strong sense of community and a high level of civic engagement.


Community Organizations

The backbone of any community is the organizations that help sustain it. Reservoir Hill is run by dedicated individuals and organizations that make our community the best place to live.

Beth Am Synagogue
2501 Eutaw Place 
Representative: Arthur Shulman
E-mail:  arthur.shulman@gmail.com

Bolton-Park Neighbors
Representative: Chet Myers
(O)  443-424-2BPN
E-mail: Bolton.Park@gmail.com
Web:http://www.boltonparkneighbors.com

Callow Neighbors
Representative: Jacob Green
E-mail: jgreen@spreadconcepts.com

Historic Mount Royal Terrace Association
Representative: Greg Grenier, President
E-mail: Historicmountroyal@gmail.com
 

John Eager Howard Recreation Center
Representative: Carolyn Newton
2100 Brookfield Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(W)   410.396.7849
(F)    410.523.5478
Email:  carolyn.newton@baltimorecity.gov

Lakeside Neighbors Coalition
Representative: Juanita Garrison
E-mail: juanita_lnc@hotmail.com

Lakeview Blockwatchers
Representative: Paulette Roberson
E-mail: proberson1@verizon.net

New Lens
Representative: Rebecca Yenawine
2412 Madison Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
E-mail: rebeccayenawine@newlens.info

Newington Avenue Neighbors Association
Representative:  Gerrie Okwesa
E-mail: gokwesa@verizon.net

Newington Block Club
Representative: Norita Parker
E-mail: norita123@yahoo.com

Reservoir Hill H.O.P.E.
Representative: Rev. Karen Brown
E-mail: kbrw8@aol.com

Reservoir Hill Mutual Homes
Representative: Ruthie Wilder
2100 Callow Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(O)   410.523.6797
(F)    410.523.6555
E-mail: rmutualhomes@aol.com

SAC Academic Childcare
Representative: Lavenia Lane
2221 Brookfield Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(H)  410.669.0815
E-mail: rllih@aol.com

St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Representative: Christi Green
2405 Linden Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(O)   410.669.2612
(F)    410.728.2700
E-mail: cdodson@stfranciscenter.org

Upper Eutaw/Madison Neighborhood Association
Representative: Dale Terrill
E-mail: uemna.reservoir.hill@gmail.com

Whitelock Community Farm
Representative: Alison Worman, Farm Manager
(O) (410) 205-6572
E-mail:farmer@whitelockfarm.org