Historically, Baltimore is one of the oldest cities in the United States founded in 1729. It may have reached it’s peak population size in 1950, but it has maintained its status as the largest city in Maryland. It has a rich history, being founded by Lord Baltimore.
Currently Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, along side icons like the Ravens are working to make Baltimore a better place to live. In fact, this is a trend that has occurred over and over again in Baltimore’s history.
If you look at some of the names on buildings at UMBC, you will see those same names around Baltimore. Sondheim and Meyerhoff are but two of the many philanthropists that contributed to the area.