Rudolph Diehlmann’s Lunchroom in Catonsville

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Catonsville Junction, 1910. Rudolph Diehlmann poses before his lunchroom establishment. While crying out for some landscaping, the site's amenities include a pay phone. Tracks on the left are the Baltimore Traction Company's No. 14 streetcar line, pointing east toward Baltimore.
Catonsville Junction, 1910. Rudolph Diehlmann poses before his lunchroom establishment. While crying out for some landscaping, the site’s amenities include a pay phone. Tracks on the left are the Baltimore Traction Company’s No. 14 streetcar line, pointing east toward Baltimore.

We looked up Diehlmann in the 1920 U.S. Census and it had him living on Smithwood Ave., probably near the today’s intersection with Edmondson Ave.

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Diehlmann family in the 1920 U.S. Census
Diehlmann family in the 1920 U.S. Census

Source: Ancestry.com

I believe the Google Street View below is the approximate location of the above image, the intersection of Edmondson and Smithwood, facing east.

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=255+smithwood+ave+catonsville+md&layer=c&sll=39.273647,-76.751833&cbp=13,44.07,,0,4.21&cbll=39.273493,-76.751736&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=255+Smithwood+Ave,+Catonsville,+Maryland+21228&ll=39.273647,-76.751833&spn=0.005307,0.011051&t=m&z=14&panoid=G3idnUV-1JtKQy2C6RWn5g&source=embed&output=svembed]

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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