Five Houses Targeted for Demolition in Mount Vernon Historic District

Five large rowhouses in the Mount Vernon historic district would be torn down to make way for a prayer garden, if Baltimore’s preservation commission approves an application it received this month.

An attorney for the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, the owner of the five houses, said in a Nov. 18 letter to the city that the church wants to raze the houses it owns at 35, 37, 39, 41 and 43 W. Preston St. The four-story buildings are across the street from the main entrance of the church at 24 W. Preston St.