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1935 Map of Baltimore City

This old map of Charm City shows what it looked like in 1935. Click on it for more details.

1894 Map of Baltimore

This great old map shows the city of Baltimore in 1894.

Inside a 1905 Baltimore Streetcar

Photograph of the interior, from the front platform to the center, of a United Railways and Electric Company standard Brill semi-convertible car in Baltimore, Maryland.

Horrible Aftermath of 1904 Fire

This sad photo shows the city devastated after the great fire of 1904. You’re looking at Calvert St. near Pratt St. Source: Maryland Historical Society
Colored lithograph by E. Sachse & Co., one of two prominent lithography companies in Baltimore in the mid-1800's, that features various views of Baltimore prior to 1853. The center view is from Federal Hill but differs somewhat from others in the collection taken from the same point. From the upper left corner, in clockwise order, the small surrounding views are as follows: Washington Monument, Market-Street, Broadway, City Hotel and Battle Monument, Odd Fellows Hall, St. Paul's Church, Exchange Hotel, Calvert Street City Spring, Lighthouse and Fort McHenry, Gateway of Greenmount Cemetery, The Cathedral, St. Alphonsus Church and Zion's Church. The Market Street scene in upper row is a miniature replica of the Market Street print in this collection, Cator Print number 168. The Odd Fellows Hall at Gay and Fayette Streets was built in 1831 and enlarged in 1843. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1817 after designs by Robert Cary Long, was destroyed by fire in 1854. It stood on the site of the present St. Paul's Church which was built immediately thereafter. Among the other prominent structures shown, Old Zion Church, St. Alphonsus Church and Greenmount Cemetery gateway are standing today. The view of the harbor was made from the landward side of the Lazaretto.

Look at Baltimore in 1853

Take a look at this print from 1853. It shows the city of Baltimore as it looked 160+ years ago. Source: Digital Maryland
Biddle Alley, ca. 1911. Baltimore, Maryland. Subject Vertical File, Baltimore City, Streets. Featured in Housing Conditions in Baltimore: Report of a Special Committee of the Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor and the Charity Organization Society, Submitting Results of an Investigation by Janet E. Kemp

Baltimore Alley Dwelling in 1911

Here is a great old photo from the Maryland Historical Society. This is a terrific resource, and you should think about donating to them to help support preserving Baltimore and Maryland history. Source: Maryland Historical Society

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
1905 map of Baltimore

Detailed 1905 Map of Baltimore

What a terrific old map. This one is from 1905. Source: Johns Hopkins Sheridan Library

Dawn of Tomorrow With the Southern Hotel

Here’s an advertisement for the Southern Hotel opening in 1918, printed in The Washington Times. The building was located at 14 Light St., but sadly was razed. It still sits as an empty lot today. Take a...
Mt. Vernon Place

Mt. Vernon Place Frozen in Time (1903)

What a terrific old photo of Mt. Vernon Place. This was taken in 1903. Source: Library of Congress