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Television Hill, Baltimore

Woodberry Historic District
The Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore.
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Architect Morling, Frank L., et al.
Architectural style Italianate, Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 03001326[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 2003

Woodberry is a neighborhood located in the north-central area of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. A largely residential, middle-class area, Woodberry is a historic community bordered on the north by Cold Spring Lane, on the south by Druid Hill Park, on the west by Greenspring Avenue, and on the east by the Jones Falls Expressway and the Jones Falls. Woodberry is located within Postal Zip code 21211.[2]

Community organizations include the Concerned Citizens of Woodberry.[3]

Greenspring Trails[4] is a locally popular trail.

Television Hill

39°20′5″N 76°38′59″W / 39.33472°N 76.64972°W / 39.33472; -76.64972 (Television Hill)

Woodberry also houses the facilities for four of Baltimore's commercial television stations, and because of its altitude, it also is the site of two large broadcasting masts. This area is also known as Television Hill (or simply TV Hill).

The highest land point in Baltimore, TV Hill is the transmitting site for four of the city's television stations and two radio stations. Three of the TV outlets, WMAR-TV (channel 2), WBAL-TV (channel 11), and WJZ-TV (channel 13)–along with radio stations WIYY (97.9 FM) and WZFT (104.3 FM)–transmit from a red-colored, tri-mast candelabra tower, which stands 997 feet (304 meters) above ground level.

Two other television stations, WBFF (channel 45), WNUV (channel 54) along with radio station WWMX (106.5 FM), transmit from a single tower just to the northeast of the candelabra; this mast stands 1,280 feet (390 meters) above ground level. A third, shorter tower also handles communications for various municipal service agencies of the City of Baltimore (e.g., police, fire, public works).

Four television stations also have their broadcasting studios located on TV Hill: WJZ-TV, located at the end of Malden Avenue and to the west of the towers; the WBAL Building (which is also home to WIYY and WBAL radio), on Hooper Avenue to the northeast; and WBFF and its duopoly partner WNUV (channel 54), which share facilities on West 41st Street, just southwest of the towers. (The WMAR-TV studios are located on York Road, at the Baltimore City/Baltimore County line.)

Housing stock

Some of the first housing situated in what is now Television Hill was built by David Caroll for his textile mill workers.[5]

Though there are the occasional apartment buildings, much of Woodberry's housing stock consists of two- and three-story rowhouses built in the early 20th century.


At the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 1,100 people residing in the neighborhood. The racial makeup of Woodberry was 72.1 percent White, 22.1 percent African American, 0.9 percent Native American, 1.4 percent Asian, 1.3 percent from other races, and 1.8 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race comprised 1.8 percent of the population. 61.4 percent of occupied housing units were owner-occupied. Twelve percent of housing units were vacant.

More than 95% of those in the civilian labor force were employed, 2.5 percent were unemployed, and 39.2 percent were not in the labor force. The median household income was $36,806.[6]


  • Franklin Balmar

See also


External links

  • Live in Baltimore - Woodberry
  • Map of Television Hill
  • Woodberry Listing at Maryland Historical Trust
  • Woodberry listing at CHAP includes maps

Coordinates: 39°19′54″N 76°38′37″W / 39.331559°N 76.643511°W / 39.331559; -76.643511

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