At Hoehn’s Bakery, as city changes, they’ve stayed the same since 1927

If you are looking for the sweet spot of Highlandtown, it’s Hoehn’s Bakery, right at the corner of Bank and Conkling streets. The bakery has been there since 1927, when William Hoehn opened the doors and started selling buns, pastries, bread and cakes. His granddaughter, Sharon Hoehn Hooper, now runs it. She has been baking … Continue reading “At Hoehn’s Bakery, as city changes, they’ve stayed the same since 1927”

History of Painting Screens

In 1913, Southeast Baltimore grocery store owner, William Oktavec, painted the screens of his store with images of his produce, both shading and showcasing his wares. At a time when there was no central air conditioning and a keen awareness of the danger of mosquito borne malaria, the safe, cool breeze afforded by a window screen … Continue reading “History of Painting Screens”