Just a few old Images we found in the Archives

Somewhere downtown Baltimore – 1920’s

Avalon at Baltimore’s Harbor

Rt 40 Double Decker Bridge – Havre de Grace, Maryland 

Old Havre de Grace Horse Racing Track 

Long forgotten Towson 

Maryland Train Station Updates

 In trying to compile a complete listing of all old Maryland train stations, one of the problems we bump into again and again is incorrect information posted on line.

    Example 1 – We found more than one web site that showed this building  (below) as the Train Station for Port Deposit up in Cecil County, Maryland .

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great old building and looks like an old Train Station. Sadly, it isn’t the Train Station for Port Deposit, and never was. It was a stable and part of the Tome Building from what I have gathered.

The actual Port Deposit Train Station, from an old post card. From what we have gathered if the Train Station above still stands, it’s ruins and we doubt it survived at all.  ( We plan a road trip to confirm this soon) .

Example 2 – Checked a few websites and found this building as listed as the Taneytown Train Station .

Nice building, however newly built and right on the tracks. But it’s not the Train Station, which sits a block down the Street.

Example 3 : Worton Train Station – Worton Maryland. Keep seeing this picture posted…..

Actually this WAS a old Train Station, but for the Town of Black, Maryland. We are still trying to locate the Worton Station, which was a bit bigger.

The reason I posted this is simple, if you see something on the web site that you think may not be correct, please let us know,  We have recently posted new material on Parsonsburg, Pittsville, Willards, Newark and Gridletree which we found rarely mentioned online. We are still looking for a Tudor Style station in Trappe, and a Station in Greensboro that was said to have been ” moved to an Estate”.

 

Old Baltimore Houses

Looking through an old Baltimore Book I had on the shelf, found a few pictures I thought were interesting……

Above, picture was listed as Baltimore- Annondale

 

Below, Baltimore – Aneslie

( Below ) Baltimore – Altamasco 

Baltimore – Athol

Baltimore – Tower Hill

Baltimore – Chatsworth

Cockeysville – Mont View

Baltimore – Abell

Not sure the name on the final one – I’ll dig it up

New Material

Well, we have been working on Maryland Train Stations for the past two months, and we have added quite a few old train stations to the site : I found several really good websites , but I never found a website that really had a good description for Eastern Shore stations. Most had nothing at all for the smaller stations on the lower Eastern Shore, and while we don’t have them all (yet),we did manage to locate and photo a majority of them :

Claiborne was the old wharf/station on the Bay. It was moved years ago to St. Michaels’.

St Michael’s had another train station and after digging and digging, we finally found it. Our research showed it had been around Dodson Road in St. Michaels, but all we could find was an empty lot. Further research found the small station a few blocks away on North Street, and getting ready for a major renovation.

Kilduff’s will follow the work and see how it goes……..

A little to the East of St Michael’s was the old Newcomb Station,currently used as a Post Office.

 

Just to the North, the renovated Stevensville Station can be found.

 

The old station that has us a tad confused is Trappe/Oxford. Several sites pointed to the Real Estate Business just North of Town, but Kilduff’s had read that the old station for Trappe was a different style building, more of a Tudor Style and had been converted into a residence. We’ll keep digging, but here’s what we have so far.

 

On the Northern section of the East Shore, ( not quite Cecil County ) , we have read again and again about the tiny Worton Station. We drove through Town three times, looking and looking with no luck, but as we were leaving Town for the next Town on the list, we found it.

The tiny station is just South of Town and appears to be used as a home. We’ll try and get some better pics in the future, but it’s cool just to add the hard to find station to the website.

 

Two Stations I knew existed but could never find were East New Market and Goldsboro. I email from the town of East New Market (Thank You ) who helped find that station and a drive through Goldsboro located that one. Two Really cool old stations .

East New Market Train Station – Eastern Shore, Maryland.

 

And the Goldsboro Station (Below)

Both Stations look like they are waiting for work to be done so that they can get renovated. 

I’m still missing a few Eastern Shore Stations, but it’s just a matter of time before I find them and add them. Two stations I am looking for are the Greensboro Maryland train station that I have seen postcards for, but seems to have vanished. One website states it was moved to a area Estate. Still looking to see if it’s still standing.  I also have conflicting information of the station at Trappe. The Station I located outside of Town is NOT the style building I was looking for………

Looking around the lower Eastern Shore, I have a few stations that caught my eye. The station at Newark has been renovated and is currently a museum. The building is in great condition and well worth a visit. 

Newark / Queponco Maryland Train Station 

Just South of Newark is the Girdletree Station(s). The old Passenger station is found along Onley Road.

The Freight Station can be found one block to the North 

 

A bit to the West of Girdletree you’ll find the old Westover Station

Finally, the three old stations on the Lower Eastern Shore that never seem to make anyone’s list. Actually found them n the State Website for the Maryland Historical Trust and I was very pleased all three were were not only still standing but in excellent condition. 

Parsonsburg – Maryland – Old Train Station ( Moved to Pittsville Maryland )

As you travel East on Old Ocean Highway, the old Pittsfield Station stands. 

And finally, for this post, the old Willards Train station stands in great condition. 

 

New Pages on Kilduffs !

Finally got them started ……..Maryland Other 

 

and Old Maryland Gas Stations 

Update on The Mayfair Theatre

Just drove by the old Mayfair on Howard Street . The building has been reduced to just the facade.

Darn tree…..I’ll get a better pic soon. The rear of the facade.

We’re back !

Sorry for the absence…..We created a whole new angle for the  PeterDPaul.com website. While working on the Maryland Main Street pages, we figured a website for the entire Country and the old postcards from each State couldn’t hurt. The collections have grown quickly…….

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New Images have been piling up

This post might go all over the place ( Sorry about that ) , but I just wanted to try and catch up with some neat old postcards that have been piling up on this end.

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Aberdeen Maryland – Rt 40. I have this postcard already, but this view is much better than the older ones I ave found.

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Image to add to the Enchanted Forest Collection we have online.

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I remember driving by this place, I think it’s a BBQ place now.

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The postcard I have on the site is a B&W image, this is a much better one for the Laurel Armory

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Not all that old, but even this bank has since changed names over the years – Northern Parkway & Walther Blvd.

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If you go to Rising Sun Maryland – you ‘ll see that they have built around the old bank building. You have to ook twice to see the old building, still standing, surrounded by  all the additions.

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Old Postcard from Cambridge Maryland  – Many of the small local establishments have been replaced by Chain restaurants.

Western Maryland finished – sort of

We headed West and got a pile of pictures ……almost thought we were done Western Maryland picture shooting for a while, when we already found we have have missed a site. More on that in a bit……

We added two Armory Buildings to the site

Cumberland’s Armory building is in excellent condition, It’s located on Centre Street , and is only a few feet from the I-68 overpass. You can actually see the top of the building when you pass by on the Interstate. This completes the list of all the old surviving Armory Buildings of this style for the page, as I never found the Salisbury Armory. ( I am aware of the newer Salisbury Armory Building on Rt 50, but I have been looking for an older one on Main or Division Street downtown ). As nice as the old Armory Building is in Cumberland, we could not find many references for it online and actually had to search the entire City through Google Maps to find it.Armory_36_Cumberland

Thinking I was complete on old Armory Buildings for the State of Maryland, having recently added Kensington and Cumberland, I have seen a few built in the 1940’s in a Art Deco Style I will be adding as well. There is a Art Deco Style Armory building in LaPlata in Southern Maryland on the photo to do list and we were able to get the Frostburg Armory this past weekend. Armory_37_Frostburg

Banks we added this weekend included the following :

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Barton Maryland – Western Maryland. ( Allegany County ) The old Bank has been converted into a Post Office.

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Cool Spring Maryland – Washington County.

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South Cumberland – Maryland – This cool old bank is located on Virginia Avenue. Used as a Auto repair shop.

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Lonaconing Maryland – We have heard of a very ornate bank in the town, but we could not find it. We did find this old bank however.

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Midland Maryland – Old First National Bank Building

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Myersville – Maryland 

Also had the chance to add several Train Stations to the site :

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Myersville – Maryland – Train / Trolley Station

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Cumberland Maryland Train Station

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Frostburg Maryland Train station

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Westernport Maryland Train Station

As for a missed spot, we never really looked for the Mountain Lake Park Train Station, which can be seen on several old postcards on the site. A check found that the old train Station still appears to be standing.

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We’ll be traveling out West…Again , Soon.

Laurel Theatre – Laurel Md Gone !

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Got an email from someone about the Laurel Theatre having a demolition contract out on the building. I had just been down that way a few weeks ago and figured I’s better drive by and grab some shots before it’s too late. However, on my visit on 6/15/16, the site of the Laurel Theatre was already an empty lot.

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The Laurel Theatre in 2015