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1426-1446 East Baltimore Street (Commercial Buildings), Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Photos of 1400 Block of East Baltimore Street

The street below had seen better days when these photos were taken. Here is that same block today on Google Street View. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1426+east+baltimore+st+baltimore&layer=c&sll=39.291658,-76.597602&cbp=13,58.35,,0,-7.05&cbll=39.291394,-76.598063&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1426+E+Baltimore+St,+Baltimore,+Maryland+21231&ll=39.291658,-76.597602&spn=0.005489,0.011362&t=m&z=14&iwloc=A&panoid=CZYWETWUOia1GJxk2dOVNQ&source=embed&output=svembed]
Maryland Casualty clock tower in the distance (1950s)

The Maryland Casualty Clock Tower

Is there something so identifiable with a city that, when you visit, you just have to see it? Such as New York and the Statue of Liberty or Philadelphia and the William Penn statue. See the...
"Baltimore Fire of 1904. General view of South Baltimore." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

Evening Photo Share: 1904 Baltimore Fire Devastation

We haven’t posted an evening photo in a while, so if you’re at happy hour (still), or resting on the couch at home, here’s an interesting and sad photo for you to get lost in. It’s...

August 1962 Film Footage of Yankees vs. Orioles

We dug up this really cool clip of the Yankees playing the Orioles on YouTube. The caption says this is from August 25th, 1962. Here’s the box score from that day. Oh, and if you’d like...
Baltimore Sun headline - 1963

Police Find Decapitated Woman’s Body

Jeez, this is gruesome. Here’s a crazy article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from May 27th, 1963. Police early yesterday found the decapitated body of a woman stuffed in a trunk in an...
B&O Railroad Warehouse

A Video of the Area Before Camden Yards

We posted some cool old photos of the area during construction last week. Here's a great video that we dug up from around the same time.
Baltimore traffic jam

The History of Traffic Lights in Baltimore

We wrote a post quite some time ago chronicling the history of traffic lights in Washington. Of course we have to do a little digging and see what the story is behind Baltimore’s traffic lights. The...
Juy 16th, 1911 ad in the Baltimore Sun

Ad for Baltimore-Built Spoerer Car in 1911

There used to be an old car factory in Baltimore employing 74 residents. And, there was a locally built vehicle called the Spoerer. Below is an old ad we dug up for the vehicle. The dealer...
Photograph of the Inspection of Bananas in Baltimore, Maryland (1910)

Unloading and Inspecting Banana Shipments

This looks like it’s probably early 20th century, circa 1910. We dug this one up at the National Archives. Source: U.S. National Archives
1822 map of Baltimore

1822 Map of Baltimore

This is a terrific first map to post to the blog. Source: Big Map Blog