Preserve, Promote and Enhance our small town quality of life

By becoming a member, you will be helping us to plant trees, provide way-finding signage, erect welcome banners and raise flags along our streets; as well as support our local independent businesses and bring life back to the stage of the last remaining opera house in Fairfield County.

our story

Welcome to Baltimore

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.

The BDRC meets on the 2nd Tuesday 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.

Working to restore our tree canopy
Village beautification
Victoria Players Children’s Theater – production of Newsies
Baltimore Farmer’s Market
Support area businesses
Restoring the Victoria

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.

Upcoming Events

Visit our events page for more information on past and upcoming activities

An Evening at the Opera House

Hello supporters of the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee.

We are writing to let you know that we are postponing the Evening at the Opera House. Our board is working to find a new date for the event and we will be back in touch soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to figure this out.

If you have any questions, please send an email toinfo@baltimoredowntownrestoration.com

Steve Cothrel

and the BDRC Board

The Nostalgics Big Band

March 29 – This event is subject to change. Keep watching our website and social media pages for more info. You may also email us for additional information.

Playing on the VOH stage


$5.00 at the door
BDRC member $3.00 at the door

2nd Annual Spring Swing

April 18

Expect hoedowns, big circles, squares and maybe a line or two!

$10 at the door
$5 for students
Kids are FREE

No one is turned away. Come as you are. No partner needed and no experience is necessary.

Want to reserve the VOH for your next event? Book it now.

To book an event, email the BDRC Events Coordinator at info@baltimoredowntownrestoration.com or fill out the request form below.

Baltimore Downtown restoration

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

101 South Main Street, Baltimore, OH 43105 . info@BaltimoreDowntownRestoration.com

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