Tag: 1960s

What was 1960s Baltimore like? Great photos and stories from Baltimore in the 1960s.

This unique photo was taken by my friend Ernie Baltimore, MD. LAST OUT of the 1966 World Series Orioles-Dodgers. Memorial Stadium.

Aerial View of the 1966 World Series

Check out this photo from above Memorial Stadium during the 1966 World Series. The Orioles swept the Dodgers that year to claim the title. Source:...
In October of 1963 Number 8 street cars still were a familiar sight in Towson. But soon they would be replaced by buses. (Robert F. Kniesche/Baltimore Sun)

Streetcars in Towson Back in 1963

This great old photo shows the old streetcars of Baltimore running through Towson back in October of 1963. A short one month later, President...
Baltimore's new apartments in 1969 - Baltimore Sun, April 13th, 1969

Cool 1969 Map of New Baltimore Apartments

This old advertisement from The Baltimore Sun shows the number of new apartments available in the Baltimore area during the summer of 1969. Click on...
Baltimore Riot 1968 Bentalou St. at Edmonson

Tragic Aftermath of 1968 Riot

This sad photo shows Baltimore after the 1968 riots, which devastated the city, and much of the country. Source: Flickr user Kevin Mueller I think this...
Baltimore transit in Walbrook

Baltimore Streetcars in the 1960s

Here is a beautiful series of photos that we found on Flickr showing the city's old streetcars. The one below was taken just a...
Al Packer Ford, Baltimore, MD, 1964

Al Packer Ford Dealership in 1964

This is an old photo of Al Packer's Ford Dealership in 1964. The company still exists, though I'm not sure they're still at the...
1961 kids

Baltimore Kids in the Winter of 1961

What a great old photo. These kids are standing in front of some suburban Baltimore home after a good snow. Any ideas on where...

Film Footage of ’68 Baltimore Riots

This is something fascinating that we dug up at the National Archives. It shows some film footage from the April '68 riots in Baltimore...
Gino's advertisement

Gino’s Hamburgers and a Tin Lizzie!

I came across this ad from 1969 for a restaurant chain called Gino’s Hamburgers. The fast food chain was founded in 1957 by Baltimore...
JFK and Jackie in Dallas, 1963

Local Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Kennedy

Source: Baltimore Post-Examiner We wrote the other day about Kennedy's visit to Baltimore at Patterson Park. Well, we found another story related to that visit...
Kennedy in helicopter (1961)

Kennedy Visits Patterson Park in ’62

Maybe a group of you remember this visit? We came across a neat story in The Baltimore Guide detailing an individual's memories...

Front Page News on November 5th, 1963

This was the front page of The Baltimore Sun exactly fifty years ago today. This was a few weeks prior to Kennedy's assassination in Dallas...
Baltimore Century Theatre

Century Theatre on West Lexington

Here’s a picture of one of the many popular Century Theatres located in Baltimore before the 1950s.The theatres lined the blocks of Lexington, Charles...
Civilians and National Guard troops standing on the street of Harford Rd. and Lafayette Ave.

Baltimore Riot of 1968

The Baltimore Riot of 1968 was primarily caused by the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The riot in Baltimore...