Seton Hill was founded in the 18th century, and was known as the French Quarters in Baltimore. Seton Hill’s history is deeply tied to the history of Saint Mary’s Seminary and Mother Elizabeth Anne Seton, from which the neighborhood draws its name. This rich French History is carried over into modern times as well, most notably in Seton Hill’s French Fair, which occurs every October.
Seton Hill is also nationally known for Mother Mary Lange, for her creation of the first religious order of women of African descent, the Oblate Sisters of Providence.
Seton Hill was listed as a historic district by the Maryland Historic Trust in 1975.
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An Insider’s Guide to Baltimore, by Mary Tilghman