Black Neighborhoods Matter
by Lisa Snowden
Published August 9 in Baltimore Beat
Excerpt: For the Eaddys, their home, located in the Poppleton neighborhood, means roots—a place that family can go. Sonia Eaddy said that her grandson, who just got out of school, is staying with her now, in this four-bedroom home tucked into a quiet corner of West Baltimore.
“It’s always somebody here,” she said. “This is our family home.”
It is a place she and her husband Curtis created to suit their wants and needs. A house transformed into a home over 30 years of hard work. First, they opened up the living room and dining room to make the space more welcoming and airy; then, they added a first floor bathroom. After a fire in 2012, they finished the basement.
For them, the 319 North Carrollton Street home isn’t just an address on the map, it is the sum total of hard work and determination.