Baltimore in the 1880s

Marburg & Bros. warehouse

Elevator Drops Five Stories; Two Seriously Injured

Here’s a crazy story we dug up in The Baltimore Sun, printed on March 24th, 1887. The elevator in the tobacco factory of Marburg & Bros., on South Charles street, fell yesterday morning from the fifth floor down to the first...

First Methodist Episcopal Church (Lovely Lane United Methodist Church) Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library

First Methodist Episcopal Church in 1887

Here’s a beautiful old photograph from 1887 of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, it’s called Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Source: Cornell University Flickr

1881 map of Baltimore

1882 map of Baltimore With New Wards

Check out this cool map we dug up in the Johns Hopkins archives. It’s an 1882 map of the city outlining the new wards and precincts. Source: Johns Hopkins

oyster fleet in Baltimore Harbor

Can You Identify Where These Oyster Boats Are Docked?

Here’s our first challenge to you guys, and hopefully you won’t find it too difficult. That looks like city hall’s dome in the background. Any idea where this is? The photo was taken in 1885. Source: U.S. National Archives