Preserve, Promote & Enhance our small town way of life.

The Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee (BDRC) was founded in 2007 as a volunteer organization dedicated to making Baltimore’s unique dual downtown areas more appealing places to live, shop, dine, work, or visit. Inspired by the Main Street organization model, the group has undertaken many different projects and programs as both the community and the organization have changed over time. The BDRC is now a 501 (c) 3 non-profit; however, the group’s mission has remained relatively consistent working with village leaders and citizens in revitalizing Baltimore’s downtowns and overall village growth.

Thank you for your donation. If you would like to support a specific fund, please email us at You can pick the following funds: The General Fund (supports events like the beer garden), The Victoria Opera House Restoration Fund, The Victoria Players Children’s Theater, The Baltimore Farmers’ Market, The Flag Fund, The Holiday Decorations Fund or The Tree Canopy (supports Arbor Day and works with the Baltimore Tree Commission). Thank you for your support!

2023 Memberships and Sponsorships Now Available

Gear up for the cold weather with this year’s membership swag. Get your stadium-type scarf and matching beanie along with other great items. Members and sponsors also receive our quarterly newsletter, and those in our $500 or more range will have a plaque hung in the lobby of the Victoria Opera House.

Baltimore Downtown Restoration is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization, independent of Village government, therefore we receive no tax dollars or outside funding. The bulk of our operating funds come from memberships, donations, grants, and fundraisers. Your donation is vital to the success of our mission to preserve, promote and enhance the village’s historic dual downtown areas to ensure these historic areas support our small-town quality of life and village pride. Our renewal and new membership campaign will begin in October.

The Little Mermaid

Come see The Little Mermaid live on stage July 27-30! See the VPCT page for some additional information.

Farmers’ Market

The Farmers’ Market committee is gearing up for a new season. To learn more, visit our Farmers’ Market page.

Join us in restoring health, body and mind this spring.

Classes start in May!

Wands & Wizards Weekend

Wands & Wizards Weekend is August 10-12. Join us at the Victoria Opera House as we turn the House into a library. More information will be coming soon.

Monthly Board Meetings

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for the monthly board meeting of the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee. We’re also looking for more members of the Victoria Players Children’s Theater committee. For info about both, please contact

Working to restore our tree canopy

Farmer’s Market

Beautification efforts
Supporting Local Businesses
VPCT’s 2022 Production of The SpongeBob Musical
Restoring the Victoria Opera House

The BDRC meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Victoria Opera House. Visitors are always welcome, as are volunteers who seek to preserve history, enhance the quality of life in Baltimore, or give back to the small town that offers such a great place to raise a family, run a business, or work in. For more information on how to contact our board click here.

Victoria Opera House

Built in 1905, the Victoria Opera House is the last remaining historical opera house in Fairfield County. The theater ceased functioning as a movie house in the early 1960s and the auditorium was turned into a catch-all storage space. In 2013, the BDRC acquired a lease from the Baltimore Village and has been working to update and maintain the building ever since. More work needs to be done. 

Join us in saving this beautiful theater.


The BDRC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in the Village of Baltimore, Ohio.

PO Box 74, 101 S. Main St., Baltimore, OH 43105 .