1970’s Baltimore Restaurants

I often get questions about the names of old Baltimore Restaurants –

Here a a few of the ones most asked about :

Nopska – The old boat turned in a floating restaurant in the Inner Harbor righ before Harborplace was built. Was docked next to the Port Welcome.

Remember the Disco Restaurants : Girards at Cathedral and Eager

The Ritz – 28 Light Street

The Pimlico Hotel – 5301 Park Heights

Peerce’s Planation – Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore County

House of Welch – 301 Guilford Avenue

Chesapeake Restaurant – 1701 North Charles Street

Harvey House – 920 North Charles Stree

Danny’s – Charles and Biddle Streets

This is just the start of the list……

Welcome Back Parkway Theatre !

If you were to tell me twenty years that the Parkway Theatre would have been ” brought back”, I would have never believed you. I have always been a big fan of the North Avenue theatre…..I always hoped it would survive and it has. Figured it was a good time to share some pics…..

The old theatre was one of several in that area……Lets not forget the Aurora and recently revived Centre.

Back in the mid 1980’s, work was done to the front of the theatre.

It’s never been an easy theatre to photograph. It”s hard to get a good picture with the traffic as it is.

More Old Train Station Pics – From Cecil County Md

If you look on a map for Aiken Maryland,you’ll see the tracks for the CSX (B&O OldLine),but it’shard to imagine there was once a train station here. The photo dates back to to the 1890’s, and I found a small collection of them I am sharing. Sorry for the quality ( or lack or it ), but I do the best with what I find.

I believe Leslie was also a stop in Cecil County along the B&O Line. Photo is dated from the late 1800’s,perhaps around 1890. I haven’t found much n these old stations, but I did find a map of all old Railroad stations which did should stations at these two locations.

Child’s is the final old station for the B&O Railroad I could find, so far. I may  have mixed up locations so bear with me.I find it odd that there’s absolutely nothing I could find written  about  these.

Baltimore County is next…….

Updates – May 2017

Sorry for the delay…..Life tends to get really busy but I have plenty to post…

One thing I found recently were several old photos of old B&O train stations northeast of Baltimore. I never imaged such cool old buildings once existed along the now CSX Freight line. I haven’t been able to completely “confirm” many of these, but evidence I have found makes me believe some of these did actually exist. Funny only 100 years ago and not you can’t find a trace or record of any of these.

If anyone knows of a source of old train station photos I’m missing, please let me know. Also, if you see something I have posted which might not be correct, please let me know. I am trying to post a photo of as many old Maryland train stations as I can. I keep finding references to more, but often there is little written for these. I’m new at this, so bear with me.

I was surprised about a year ago when I discovered there had been a PRR station in Havre de Grace, that was torn down years ago. Actually found two photos of it. But in checking old insurance maps, I discovered there was also a Baltimore & Ohio station for Havre de Grace as well (above). The old station is long gone.

This old B&O Station is listed as “Harford”, which makes me think it would have been in Harford County. I remember a reference to a station by this name, but haven’t been able to relocate it. Anyone ?

Stepney Station…..(1890) Apparently B&O Line, haven;t found a reference to it yet, but there is a Stepney Road in Harford County that dead ends at the B&O Tracks.

Belcamp has the “fame” of the Bata Shoe Plant, torn down years ago. Both B&O tracks and PRR tracks, just to East run through the area. Appears this old station ran through Belcamp Maryland back in the day. The tracks still run through as CSX, but the station appears to be long gone.

Wheww, a familiar site !  The old Aberdeen station, still standing, back in the day.

Finally,Van Bibber ( Edgewood ), again a station long gone, and one for which I have found nothing written on. I’ll keep looking and post any updates. Next time, we’ll journey south to Baltimore County long the B&O line, and after that North through Cecil County. I have several pics to share of both.

Edgewood Maryland – 1950’s

Port Covington – 1950’s

Worton Maryland Train Station – Upper Eastern Shore

Working on old Maryland train stations has been a lot of fun, and I’m far from done. At first , we were trying to just list those stations that were still standing, and we tried use a few online databases fir direction. I love the internet and what you can find on it, but you really have to cross check what you find out there. I found several great sources for old train stations, but none of them listed the three stations between Salisbury and Ocean City, Parsonsburg, Pittsville and Willards. All three towns still have the town train station standing and all three are in excellent condition.

( Parsonsburg Station was moved to Pittsville years ago ) .

So when I read that the Worton Station was still standing, I was able locate the station identified as the Worton Station,and posted the pics, only to find the building was actually the old Black Town Station. Follow ups to find the Worton Station have been unsuccessful, and I’m guessing the Worton Station is no longer standing.

Where is this all going, you ask ? Simply put, if you see where we have made a mistake , please let us know. I really want to make sure the information on this web site is complete and accurate. We have tried to make it as accurate as possible, but we sometimes get mislead and make mistakes. Thanks !

Kilduffs.net


Well, it was time for a much needed make over for Kilduffs.net. I loaded a web page maker for the site, and it even costs me a few dollars, but after about a year, that webpage maker stopped working and they wanted more money….so, as cheap as we are, we found a new and much better ( and free ) webpage maker to get Kilduffs.net up to the level we want it to be at. 


The Kilduffs.com pages have not been bothered with , but I really want to get the Kilduffs.Lite site to the level I see it could be at. Please check in when you have a few minutes as I expect the Kilduffs.net site to improve quickly.

Neon leaving Joppa Rd

I have heard this is the last week for the old Bel-Loc Diner at Loch Raven Blvd and Joppa Road. I have no idea what the plans for the old diner are, or the plans for the property. The old Bel-Loc Diner sign will be missed.  I have a few older photos I’ll dig out in a few. Just down the street the Baynesville Electronics store and it’s long Neon signs has also closed. I hope both the signs are saved……..

Clicquot Club Dance – 1925

As you know, we are busy looking through the papers in out collection. This one dates to 1925

Held in the Schanze Hall ( Still standing ! ) , here is an old program for the Clicquot Club First Annual Dance.

The program is only a few pages …..

That ad on the lower left should answer any questions as to why he kept the program.