Von Paris has been serving the Baltimore City community
for over 120 years.
Von Paris Moving Company
911 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
County: Baltimore City, Federal Hill, Guilford, Roland Park, Canton, Homeland
Trust the Von Paris Baltimore movers to help make your next move stress-free, safe and affordable. Call us today at 410-888-8526 for a free estimate. Von Paris has been in business since 1892. We take great pride in our work and we know that you will love the moving and storage services we provide.
For over 125 years, Von Paris Baltimore City moving and storage has been providing stellar service for home and residential moves, as well as commercial office and business relocation moving services. We are a neighborhood business and depend on your satisfaction.
Residential Baltimore Moving Storage
People often wonder whether hiring a moving company to move their household goods is worth it. If you’re young and have few household items, you can probably get away by renting a truck, asking some friends to help you move the big stuff, and just doing it yourself. However, if you are like most of us, you have a home / apartment with an accumulation of many things. You also may have kids and a pet, with a busy life style. In this scenario, it would be much better to hire professional movers.
The Von Paris professional movers are trained to dismantle furniture, and pack efficiently and more quickly using heavy-duty wrap for all furniture. We have all the packing supplies necessary for a residential move including those important boxes designed to protect what is packed in them. Once a Von Paris Baltimore moving and storage consultant performs an in-home visual survey of your household goods, they will create a detailed list of items to be transported. This residential survey determines specific packing and special handling requirements. Generally, a Baltimore local move is performed on an hourly rate. We will assist you with as much or as little help as you desire.
Senior Management for a Baltimore Move
The Von Paris Senior Move Management specializes in providing assistance to seniors who are transitioning into new living situations whether it is an active, independent living community, or assisted living facility in the local Baltimore area.
Business Baltimore Moving Storage
Von Paris Moving & Storage has a corporate service division that is a fully licensed and insured for office moving / business relocation and storage management. We provide a comprehensive compliment of moving services that most businesses require for a local move. A local Baltimore corporate move is generally billed on a time and material basis. Our Von Paris Corporate Services Moving Consultant will work closely with you to provide as accurate an estimate as possible, customizing our services around your corporate needs.
Our local Baltimore Von Paris 10,000 square feet, state of the art storage facility offers a number of different storage options for businesses ranging from traditional full service storage. Our options include: Door To Door Storage,
Local Information About Baltimore, Maryland
Settled in the early 17th century, Baltimore was named for Lord Baltimore of the Irish House of Lords who was the first Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland. The deep water waterfront, which today is surrounded with shops, restaurants and attractions that lure tourists and residents alike, made Baltimore a hub for tobacco trade with England in its earliest days. By the 18th century it had become a major port of entry for raw sugar for the sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean since it was closer than either New York or Boston. During the Revolutionary War, Baltimore took its place as a regional center for sugar production, with eleven refineries in operation by around 1825. As of today Domino Sugar, which has been operating in the habor for 90 years, is the last major manufacturer still in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Baltimore has more public monuments than any other city per capita in the country and is home to some of the earliest National Register historic districts in the nation.
The city of Baltimore played a key part in events leading up to and including the American Revolution. City leaders joined the resistance to British taxes and merchants signed agreements to not trade with Britain resulting in sizeable losses for British merchants.
From December 1776 to February 1777, Congress met in the Henry Fite House in Baltimore to conduct business essentially making the city the capital of the United States during this period. The city’s population doubled between 1776 and 1790, and again by 1800. At one time Baltimore was the second leading port of entry for European immigrants.
During the War of 1812 when the British tried to cripple America’s efforts to become ruler of the seas, the city was the site of the Battle of Baltimore. After burning Washington, D.C., the British attacked. The United States forces from Fort McHenry successfully defended the city. It was during this battle that Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, later the American national anthem. The city experienced phenomenal growth after the war.
Although slavery was legal in Baltimore, the city had more free persons of color than any other southern city. The collapse of the South’s economy at the end of the Civil affected the rapid growth of Baltimore, but the city gradually recovered. In 1904 catastrophe struck Baltimore when fire consumed most of downtown area, destroying over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours. Two years later, with the enabled the emergence of a better planned city, the Baltimore American newspaper reported that “one of the greatest disasters of modern time had been converted into a blessing.”
In the 1960s and 70s Baltimore lost a great deal of its middle class population and consequently business because of a huge exodus of people fleeing to the suburbs. The city it became as financially depressed as it had been during the Great Depression.
But Baltimore is resilient. Beginning in 1979, with urban renewal efforts that rank among the most ambitious in the United States Baltimore came back stronger than ever. Downtown and many other neighborhoods were revitalized, with special attention given to the city’s greatest asset, their harbor. Historically, Baltimore was a working-class port town. Baltimore now has a modern service economy, led by high-tech, biotech, medicine and tourism instead of its previous focus on steel processing, shipping, auto manufacturing and transportation. The new “Inner Harbor,” a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, has become the model for cities around the world.
Living in Baltimore
Since Baltimore is not part of any county, it is considered the largest independent city in the United States.
Boasting one of the most remarkable transformations in its history, the residents of Baltimore take pride in their city of neighborhoods. Baltimore is one of the few major cities where middle class families can actually afford to live in the downtown area. Baltimore has reasonably priced housing, and even the more ‘upmarket’ areas like Federal Hill and Canton are affordable.
Families have a variety of public schools to choose from. As is true in many urban areas, some schools have better reputations than others. Dropout rates continue to decrease in the area, while test scores show that students are improving in math. Some of the more notable schools include, Southwest Charter School, Patterson Park Public Charter School, Midtown Academy, and Hampstead Hill Academy. There are several well regarded colleges that call Baltimore home: the well respected John Hopkins University & Hospital, the University of Baltimore, and Towson University.
Baltimore, Maryland has a long, storied sporting history encompassing many teams. The major league professional teams are the Baltimore Orioles (baseball) since 1954, and since 1996, the two time Super Bowl champions of the National Football League, the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore is also known for horse racing with its Preakness Stakes held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course. There are also other professional sports teams for both men and women.
On the whole, Baltimore is a great place to settle down, although like many large cities, it still has its struggles. Most residents are attracted by the relatively low cost of living, the educational opportunities for students, as well as unique employment opportunities. Two of the cities top employers are the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University, but there are many high tech companies as well as service sector giants like Legg Mason, Morgan Stanley and Hilton.
Baltimore has a comprehensive system of bicycle routes in the city. Baltimore is served by two airports: Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Martin State Airport. A top destination for Amtrak along the Northeast Corridor, Baltimore’s Penn Station is one of the busiest in the country.
You might be interested in knowing some famous people who are from Baltimore, including Babe Ruth (baseball legend), Edgar Allen Poe (poet), Billie Holiday (jazz musician and singer-songwriter), Frederick Douglas (social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman), and Thurgood Marshall, (the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States) among others.
Baltimore may not be perfect, but it is a vibrant city that has a lot to offer its residents.
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