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Kilduffs continues the U.S. Route 40 trip north out of Baltimore with Part 3, the section from Rt 152 to Rt 543.

Bonnie Brae Diner
U.S. Rte. 40 just north of 152.  
    This was once quite a famous diner, where a Diplomat from Africa could not get served back in the early 1960's. The issue made it all the way to the White House and President Kennedy. It appears the issue was that a black diplomat from Africa could not get served at the diner while traveling between Washington D.C. and New York City.  The old diner was used in later years as a flea market and sat vacant for several years, before it was demolished in 2006.
        In early 2006 , the old diner disappeared from the location and I don't believe any effort was made to save the old diner. Absolutely no mention was made about the demolition in the local news.The new Harford County Sheriff's Office - Edgewood Pct. has been built on the site.

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El Dorado Motel
Pulaski Highway
Edgewood, Maryland
  " All Rooms Luxuriously Furnished in Modern Furniture, BeautyRest Mattresses and with rooms Completely Furnished by Modern House of Baltimore. Fire-Proof Construction with tile showers, Large rooms, cross ventilated. Finest anywhere !"
   
While the El Dorado Motel has long been closed, the buildings exist to this day. The north building, pictured here, is currently a restaurant. The central building, which still appears as it did when it was built, is currently offices and a hair salon, and the southern building is a liquor store.
 
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/El Dorado Motel Maryland  
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..El Dorado Motel Edgewood Maryland 2006
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Edgewood Diner
Rt 40 at Edgewood Road
Edgewood Maryland
     Demolished in the early 1970's. Site is currently a McDonald's.
( Thanks to Terry for the update )


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Motel Edgewood
Rt 40 just north of Edgewood Road
   The Edgewood Motel is still standing and is still used to this day. This old postcard shows what must have been quite a sign in the front of the Motel back in the 1950's. That sign has been long been replaced.

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Chase Manor Motel
Rt. 40 north of Edgewood Maryland.
     Just across from the Home Depot , just north of Edgewood, you will find the Motel Chase Manor. The motel is currently boarded up and a sign in front sayes they are looking for a buyer.
 

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Bata Motel
U.S. Rt 40 at Rt 543
Belcamp, Maryland.
  Torn down in 2004 for new buildings.
See link for more on the Bata building

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Updated 2012