Pigtown is a small neighborhood with big heart (and the best name). It is one of the most culturally and economically diverse communities in Baltimore, where people pull together to make great things happen. Those seeking friendly people and a little fun can find us in the southwest corner of downtown, just steps from Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, the B&O Railroad Museum and the Inner Harbor.
Thanks to our vibrant social fabric and city location, our Main Street offers an eclectic mix of boutique shops and restaurants that appeal to all types of visitors. We’d love to host you soon for an afternoon or evening out on our town.
What’s with the Pig?
Pigtown is a historic community, settled as early as the 1840s by railroad workers building the B&O line. It earned its name (and mascot) in the second half of the same century, when cargo railcars from the Midwest would swing open their doors at the nearby platform to let carloads of pigs out. The hogs were then herded through Ostend and Cross Streets to South Baltimore.
Thus, our community was famously known for its spectacle of pigs weaving through the neighborhood. Today, the pig is a proud symbol of our rich, deep roots, and unique personality.
About Pigtown Main Street
Pigtown Main Street is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the commercial revitalization of the Washington Boulevard commercial corridor. Founded in 2000, we’re an original member of Baltimore Main Streets (a program of the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses) and we’re an accredited Main Street America member organization.
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The mission of Pigtown Main Street is to enhance the commercial corridor by improving the aesthetics, promoting branded events, connecting community institutions and protecting the Pigtown identity.
Board of Directors
Nick Rudolph – President
Baltimore Main Streets (fmr.)
Jonalyn Denlinger – Vice President
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
Jonathan Gill – Treasurer
Debbie Ally-Dickerson – Chair, Promotions Committee
Work Printing & Graphics
Office of the Attorney General of Maryland
Clausen Ely III
Results 1 Realty
The Bozzuto Group
The Honorable Mayor Catherine Pugh (Director emerita)
2 Chic Boutique
M. Pierre Stewart
Pierre Stewart Associates
Ben Hyman, Executive Director
Joy Giordano, Marketing Coordinator
Pamela Evans, Volunteer Coordinator