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 Mother Elizabeth Anne Seton and Saint Mary’s Seminary, from which the neighborhood draws its name.
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. For more information about the history of Seton Hill, please refer to any of these popular references:
Saint Mary’s Spiritual Center & Historic Site on Paca Street
Seton Hill Historic District – A National Register Property in Maryland
Seton Hill Historic District’s National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form
Walking Baltimore: An Insider’s Guide to 33 Historic Neighborhoods, by Evan Balkan