Baltimore History Revealed in Unflinching Detail


Fell’s Point, the Clipper ships and slavery; Sharp-Leadenhall Freedmen the Quakers, and Elisha Tyson.  Stop the Road fills in many gaps in Baltimore’s history, documenting the stunning events that saved the historic waterfront but left behind the Highway to Nowhere as the most visible reminder of the City’s unfair treatment of its African American population. […]

Awards and Recognition

Evans Paull-receiving-the-Baltimore-Heritage-award-October-19-2023-Open-Works

Figure 1- Evans Paull, receiving the Baltimore Heritage award, October 19, 2023, Open Works. Johns Hopkins, Executive Director, Baltimore Heritage commented  “E. Evans Paull’s Stop the Road tells the David versus Goliath story of how a few individuals saved our waterfront and the core of our city from destruction by highway planners. Moreover, the power […]

The Anatomy of a Bad Decision


Figure 1. Concept plan for the Franklin-Mulberry corridor, Urban Design Concept Associates, 1970 Commentary by E. Evans Paull June 24, 1973 (50 years ago this week), is a date that should be marked on every civic leader’s calendar as a cautionary tale for decision-making gone awry. That is the day that the infamous Highway to […]

The African American Heroes of Baltimore’s Road Wars

Book excerpts, Stop the Road, Stories from the Trenches of Baltimore’s Road Wars, E. Evans Paull Joe Wiles (“the Human Obstacle”) and Mary Rosemond, leaders of Rosemont’s successful resistance AUTHOR’S NOTE—When the City decided (in 1970) to bypass Rosemont, routing I-70 around this solid Middle Class African American community, it was a phenomenal win for […]

Consultants Awarded Black Hats and White Hats

Nathaniel Owings and Edward Donnelly (from the battle lines of baltimore)

White hat awarded to Architect Nathaniel Owings (left) of Skidmore Owings and Merrill for saving Federal Hill and the Inner Harbor; black hat awarded to Edward Donnelly (right) of Greiner engineering for (alleged) bribery and the courtroom lynching of the attorney representing Leakin Park advocates.  Consultants awarded Black Hats and White Hats for their work […]

Rethinking Highways

Ev Paull at Brownfields Conference 2022

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Book launch at Fell’s Point Fun Festival

Stop the Road, Book Cover.

Book launch at Fell’s Point Fun Festival Just in time for the annual Fells Point Fun Festival (October 1-2), Stop the Road, Stories from the Trenches of Baltimore’s Road Wars has been released and is available through Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.  This is indeed timely and appropriate, because the first Fun Fest, held on October 8, […]