We have been cleaning up a bit and found a few nice photos we wanted to share.These are of the St James Hotel that used to be at Charles Street and Centre Street ( Southwest Corner ) . It was torn down in the 1960’s for the apartment building that now stands on the site.
Sooo, you ask , what does a website on John Kilduff and Maryland have to do with a ” Lobster Shack” ? What is a ” Lobster Shack” anyway. you are probably asking, with good cause. Well, After my grandfather “retired”, he continued in his hobby of art of from what I can tell, traveled to Maine to visit my other grandfather , Bernie Paul of Paul’s Puppets. ( Now you see the connection to all this stuff )……Anyway, he was interested in the tiny seaside shacks that were used to house the lobster traps when they weren’t being used.
At first he worked on drawings of the structures, but soon after he began to create small hand modeled structures on pieces of driftwood he would find. The detail on these was amazing, as you will see.
The entire model is about a foot long. Each Lobster Shack was different and depending on the driftwood, would be simple or complex, with small wooden walkways wandering their ways to small boats on the model.
We have had a page for Baltimore Monuments posted for over ten years ….amd while we’ll stay out of alll the discusion regarding the topic, we figured a link to the page, which has been updated was in order…
Click the Francis Scott Key Monument above to checkout the pages
Been working on the PeterDPaul.com pages……We found postcards from all over the Country. We plan to do more on the Maryland pages this Fall, but it’s cool to see what else te Country has to offer.
Baltimore Highway and Tunnel Plans
You have to wonder what Baltimore and the surrounding Counties would be like if the plans from 1959 came true and there was a “Outer” beltway built. Today, as you travel north in Baltimore County, it’s about as peaceful as you can imagine. While I see the positives of such a beltway to the beltway, I’m happy to see the idea was just that, an idea. If you look closely, you can see yet a third highway north of the Outer Beltway.
The tunnel idea was probably not the best idea either…………
Ok…..The harbor bridge…..again, probably better it wasn’t built.
Looking through an old 1959 Baltimore Commerce travel guide, I found a page of Baltimore Carry outs from circa 1959.
I believe McDonald’s began to expand around 1955. The three locations in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area I could find were :
619 East Joppa Rd, Towson – If the address is correct, now part of the Black and Decker Complex
7010 Ritchie Highway – There are fast food restaurants in that block today, but no McDonalds.
7734 Wise Avenue – While a much newer building, there is still a McDonald’s at this location.
I know addresses change as areas grow, so I got it wrong, please let me know. I post the other restaurants that were around back in 1959 in a bit, but a quick check shows 2 John Mackey’s, 3 Mathias Garden Houses, 3 Oriole Cafes, 13 Little Taverns, and 38 White Coffee Pots. Ameche’s had eight locations, 18 Ginos, 3 Hot Shoppes, and three Gordon’s of Orleans Chains.
Ameche’s ( 1959)
7710 Wise Avenue
5800 Reisterstown Rd.
2085 York Rd. (Timonium)
Gov. Ritchie Hwy (no numbers given)
Loch Raven Blvd & Taylor Avenue
5807 Harford Road
3519 Dolfield Avenue
Gino’s Restaurants (circa 1959)
619 York Rd (Towson)
5900 Pulaski Highway
4000 North Point Rd
5801 Ritchie Highway
101 East North Avenue
7112 Liberty Rd
1735 Washington Blvd
216 West Baltimore Street
2912 Harford Road
6000 Belair Rd
8910 Belair Road
1602 Eastern Blvd
501 Frederick Rd
1910 Edison Highway
530 Dundalk Avenue
6333 Baltimore National Pike
2129 York Rd (Towson)
8709 Liberty Rd
Old Baltimore Street Names – 1900
While checking an old map for a location, I coould not help but notice the old street names for Baltimore, circa 1900.
Please , if see you see any that have survived, let me know.
If the name doesn’t have “street”, “road” or a prefix, I’m just putting down what the map said.
Bank Lane, Bankard Alley, Becks Lane, Burgundy Alley, Butcher’s Lane
Cairo Street, Chicago Avenue, China, Camel Alley,Crooked Lane, Comb Alley, Cider Alley
Elk, Elbow Lane
Forney Alley, Foreman’s Court
Goldsmith Alley, Gunpowder
Haw, Hog Alley, House Court,
Mary Anna, Mangold
Pressbrick Court, Prince, Pimlico Alley, Pig Alley, Peach Alley
Stag Alley, Stump Alley
Welcome Alley, Winter, Wooster, Wormseed Alley
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……
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.
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…….