Once a home to Baltimore’s Gilded Age elite, Madison Park is making a comeback as one of City’s great urban/residential neighborhoods. With huge affordable historic homes adjacent to once-fashionable Eutaw Place, and just a short walk from the busy State Center Office Complex with its access to subway, light rail, and MTA buses, Madison Park is poised to become one of the most desirable neighborhoods on the West side of Baltimore.
Most of the Victorian-era residences and stately churches that line the avenues of Madison Park were built by master carpenters and masons between 1876 and 1894, though some continued to be raised as late as 1915. Those familiar with Baltimore department stores of a gracious bygone era will recognize the names of Hutzler Brothers, Hecht, Hochchild-Kohn, Brager Gutman, and Epsteins, all former residents of the spectacular stretch of real estate known as Eutaw Place. Baltimore’s wealthiest German-Jewish merchants selected Eutaw Place for the construction of their block-deep rowhouse mansions, lining them up as they did the palatial downtown department stores that bore their family names.
Today, Madison Park is a welcoming community of homeowners and renters of all cultures, ethnicities, and faiths. The neighborhood is anchored by four religious congregations: Payne Memorial AME Church, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Saint Martin’s Church of Christ, and Berea Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church which occupies the former historic Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, an circa 1875 architectural masterpiece. The diversity of faiths represented in this community is a testament to the vibrancy and optimism that residents of this neighborhood share.