Baltimore history

The lost and untold history of Baltimore.

Historical Trivia, Lost History

The Ghosts of Old Memorial Stadium

Remember old Memorial Stadium? Some great memories from that place. We dug up a large number of photos taken of the stadium in its waning days. Take a look at them below, and if you...

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1941 Map by the Roland Park Company

Check out this great old map of Roland Park in 1941. Source: University of Maryland Thanks to the awesome collection available at the University of Maryland.

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1920s Automobile Touring Map of Maryland

If you were fortunate enough to own an automobile in the 1920s, you might take a map like this and explore the countryside outside of Baltimore. Source: University of Maryland

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1873 Map of Baltimore and Suburbs

We found this great map in the Johns Hopkins digital collection. It’s F. Klemm’s 1873 map of Baltimore and suburbs. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

1780 map of Maryland

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1780 Map of the Province of Maryland in North America

Here’s a really old map of Maryland during the Revolution. Though, interestingly, it was the Province of Maryland during Colonial Times, 1780 was after the Declaration of Independence. Notice, of course, the absence of...

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Map of Proposed 1872 Extension of Baltimore City Limits

What a terrific old map. We have struck a gold mine of excellent cartographic material with the Johns Hopkins digital collection. This one shows Baltimore in 1872. Click on it for a much larger,...

Circa 1903. "Baltimore from Federal Hill." A freight terminal (O'Donnell's Wharf) and the Patapsco flour mill. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative.

Clear 1903 View of Baltimore from Federal Hill

We posted this photo a while back, but now have a clearer version to share with you. Click on it for a much larger version. Source: Shorpy

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Map of Baltimore’s Development Plan (1984 to 1989)

Check out this cool map from the University of Maryland collection. It shows the development plan for Baltimore during the second half of the 1980s. Source: University of Maryland

CIvil War map of Patterson Park

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Civil War Map of Camp Patterson Park

How cool is this old map from the Civil War? It shows Camp Patterson Park, including a directory of soldiers. Fascinating.

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Historical Trivia

Prohibition-Era “Whisky Special” Train to Washington

Continuing the Prohibition theme for this week, here’s an article that we dug up from The Baltimore Sun, printed on November 28th, 1918. Remember that Prohibition started earlier in D.C. with President Wilson signing the Sheppard Act into law,...