Dun-Logan

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  • Dun-Logan

    “I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. The sense of community is awesome. Neighbors know neighbors. There’s great value in being a little bit blue-collar – from purchasing home to meeting new friends.”

    What’s Great About Dun-Logan

    • Historical importance
    • Panoramic skyline
    • Immediate access to I-695 and the Key Bridge
    • Minutes from Dundalk retail, Merritt Blvd. shopping, I-95 and Highlandtown/Canton

    Boundaries

    • Shoreline and inlets of Bear Creek (east)
    • Dundalk Avenue (curving south to west)
    • Belclare Road (north)

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    Overview

    Dun-Logan was the epicenter of early- to mid-twentieth century aviation in Baltimore, an important part of the military complex that included aspects of air, land and sea. Today, the thriving community maintains an historical reverence and a family friendly tradition that attract a variety of homeowners to neat row homes and attractive single units.

    Housing Choices

    Dun-Logan combines the simplicity of sturdy brick row homes with the eclectic choice of Cape Cod bungalows and individual properties that define Dundalk. The durable homes, built mostly in the late 40s and 50s, have been upgraded and landscaped by longtime residents. Nearby Day Village and Three Garden Village offer affordable apartment living.

    Attractions

    Dun-Logan is just blocks away from Merritt Point and Chesterwood Parks, offering plenty of shoreline and boat ramps. There’s also close proximity to not one, but two Baltimore County Public Library branches, quality public schools and a diverse selection of houses of worship. Logan Village shopping center provides a modern supermarket and other stores. Other retail options are just minutes away on Merritt Blvd., or via nearby Baltimore Beltway, I-95 and convenient access to Highlandtown and Canton.

    Neighborhood pride is always on display as residents participate in rec council sports, the Dun-Logan Community Council, the Dundalk 4th of July Parade, Heritage Fair and other events.

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    History

    You can’t mention Dun-Logan to a Dundalk native – at least the older ones – who won’t associate the community with vibrant pieces of history that made the area a powerful component in this region’s complex of the military and heavy industry.

    Once just a rural peninsula near the Patapsco River, decades of development linked innovations on land, sea and air and made this area invaluable to the mid-Atlantic region. As Bethlehem Steel grew in Sparrows Point, the U.S. Army opened Camp Holabird a few miles north at the city line, where it employed both civilian and military workers. Logan Airfield and the new Dundalk Marine Terminal each added to the area’s romance as well as the burgeoning job pool of the years just before and during WWII.

    For over 20 years, Logan Field was Baltimore’s Aviation Center, attracting luminaries such as Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes, Amelia Earhart and Wrong-Way Corrigan to its landing strip. By 1941 some air activities were moved to nearby Harbor Field, but the U.S. Army still leased the property, building hundreds of wooden barracks and conducting sometimes secret military operations.

    By the late 1940s plans were developed for Logan Field to transform into what Bethlehem Steel originally had intended – a residential community. With permanent housing came public transportation in the form of the famous Red Rocket streetcar line connecting residents to the post-war automotive plants built near the city line.

    While the romance of Lindy, vintage street cars and military operations has faded over time, the skyline of the Dundalk Marine Terminal still speaks of the accomplishments of the area, Dun-Logan has kept tradition alive while growing with the times and providing great home (and family) values to residents.

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