Check out this great old postcard of Baltimore from 1914. It shows what was then called McLane Place, now the intersection of Baltimore and Liberty Streets. It was named for former mayor of Baltimore, Robert McLane. He was mayor during the Great Fire of 1904 and helped guide the city through those dark times of recovery.
Take a look at what the corner looks like today on Google Maps.
The young mayor was just four months into helping the recovery effort when he committed suicide. The city lost a wonderful and vivacious leader, and his death was under very questionable circumstances. There’s an interesting article at the Baltimore Sun about this that you should read.
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.