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 is home to artists, educators, and city leaders; contains historic churches and & a synagogue; 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

Bolton-Park Neighbors
Representative: Chet Myers
(O)  443-424-2BPN

Callow Neighbors
Representative: Jacob Green

Historic Mount Royal Terrace Association
Representative: Greg Grenier, President

John Eager Howard Recreation Center
Representative: Carolyn Newton
2100 Brookfield Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(W)   410.396.7849
(F)    410.523.5478

Lakeside Neighbors Coalition
Representative: Juanita Garrison

Lakeview Blockwatchers
Representative: Paulette Roberson

New Lens
Representative: Rebecca Yenawine
2412 Madison Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Newington Avenue Neighbors Association
Representative:  Gerrie Okwesa

Newington Block Club
Representative: Norita Parker

Reservoir Hill H.O.P.E.
Representative: Rev. Karen Brown

Reservoir Hill Mutual Homes
Representative: Ruthie Wilder
2100 Callow Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(O)   410.523.6797
(F)    410.523.6555

SAC Academic Childcare
Representative: Lavenia Lane
2221 Brookfield Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(H)  410.669.0815

St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Representative: Christi Green
2405 Linden Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
(O)   410.669.2612
(F)    410.728.2700

Upper Eutaw/Madison Neighborhood Association
Representative: Dale Terrill

Whitelock Community Farm
Representative: Alison Worman, Farm Manager
(O) (410) 205-6572