Boundaries and map
The central neighborhood in the Southwest Partnership area, Hollins Roundhouse is bordered by Martin Luther King Blvd to the east, W Pratt St and Barre Circle to the South, S Carey St to the west, and W Baltimore St to the north.
Brief Neighborhood History and Description
Home to Hollins Market and boarding the Mount Clare Shops and the B&O Railroad Museum, Hollins Roundhouse was historically a neighborhood centered around the Railroad Industry. Today the neighborhood boasts a vibrant Market District and a number of excellent restaurants, a thriving artistic scene, and a number of community managed open spaces including the Mount Clare St Garden.
Mount Clare Community Council
President: Nancy McCormick
Meeting: Fourth Monday of the month at 6pm at 1616 Wilkens Ave (Wilkens Ave Mennonite Church)
SWP Representative: Nancy McCormick
Sites of Interest
The oldest original market building in the city, Hollins Market is still a vital part of the neighborhood serving residents and visitors alike with fresh produce, fresh fish and meat, and prepared foods. The Market District is also home to restaurants such as Zella’s Pizzaria and Mi Ranchitos and small businesses such as the clothing store City of Gods and the Umri Siki African Store.
Located at 918 Lemmon St, the Irish Railroad Workers Museum celebrates the history of Irish Railroad Workers in Baltimore. The Museum consists of two adjoining row houses–one renovated to reflect the realities of daily life for railroad workers in the neighborhood and the other sharing cultural information and historical artifacts.
CUPs Coffeehouse provides employment training for young people in the area–giving them valuable food service, barista, and catering skills while serving the community with delicious coffee, pastries, breakfasts and lunches. CUPs is located across from Hollins Market at 31 S. Arlington St.
For more than 35 years Black Cherry Puppet Theater has presented thousands of puppet shows and workshops to children and adults throughout the region. The Theater is based across from Hollins Market and puts on children’s puppet shows (such as Punch and Judy) and workshops, puppet slams, and more.
James McHenry serves students in grades Pre-K through 8 from the Hollins Roundhouse and Poppleton neighborhoods. Students at the school participate in a number of after school activities, including a JV Flag Football team and a Robotics Team.