September 9, 2013

1792 Map of the Town of Baltimore

Check out this awesome map we dug up at the Library of Congress. Make sure you click on it to get greater details. It’s pretty amazing. Source: Library of Congress

Pratt Street power plant

Then and Now: Pratt Street Power Plant

Check out the Pratt Street Power Plant back in the day. These were bleak times. The Library of Congress site didn’t have a date associated with this, but I’m going to guess it’s sometime in the late 1980s or early...

portrait of John Wilkes Booth

Original Ad For John Wilkes Booth’s Acting Debut

This is absolutely amazing. We found the original advertisement in the Baltimore Sun for John Wilkes Booth’s acting debut in Richard III. The play was at the Charles Street Theatre on Tuesday, August 14th, 1855.  

Charles Pratt

Why Is It Named Pratt Street?

Lucky for you, we dug up an interesting article in the Baltimore Sun from September 9th, 1951, exactly 62 years ago today. Many think that Pratt St. is named for Enoch Pratt, the noted Baltimore businessman and philanthropist (e.g., Enoch...