Vintage Parkville-Overlea: Dairy Farms

Do you know where in the greater Parkville-Overlea area this photo was taken?

I'll start out this week's Vintage Parkville-Overlea column with a hint: this is a pretty major intersection now-a-days—all four corners are developed.

But back in 1947 when the photo was taken, the area was still rural.

The image above, which was pulled from the Baltimore County Public Library's Legacy Web, shows two dairy farms and an Amoco gas station.

Do you know where it was taken?

Share your best guess and your memories of the old days of Parkville-Overlea in the comments.

Charlene Sellers September 06, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Could this be the intersection of Joppa & Belair Roads? I know Cloverland & Bergs used to be in that area.
Mark September 06, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Loch Raven Bl and Taylor Av
Nick Gestido (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Mark, you got it. From the photo description: "Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue in Hillendale when the area was still rural and two dairy bars, Murray's and Knox's, and an Amoco station were located at this intersection. In the 1960s, Knox’s became Ameche's, a fast-food drive-in popular with teenagers and owned by the Baltimore Colts football star."
Bud Herb September 06, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Yep! It's Murrays on the left and Knox on the right.
dsentz September 06, 2012 at 02:12 PM
There used to be a copy of this photo on the wall in the Equitable Bank at that intersection. That's the only reason I recognized it.
Steve September 06, 2012 at 03:43 PM
There used to be a huge Dairy Farm right across the street from where Parkville High School is presently located.
Sherri September 06, 2012 at 03:43 PM
I don't remember those dairies, but I do remember Berg's and Cloverland. We used to take my oldest daughter there (now 36) to pet the little calves and get homemade ice cream. A few days after our last visit, we read in the paper that they had diagnosed TB in one of the cows and destroyed the whole herd. To this day, I have not told my daughter that those little calves were killed.
David Klaas September 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I see that the Legacy Web is going to be retired is that right,I just found it and think its great!!!
George Gipe September 06, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I hope it isn't retired. Here is another site that is really great...you can do side by side comparisons of aerial photography from the 50's to today: http://www.historicaerials.com/
Needaname September 07, 2012 at 02:38 PM
OMGoodness - I just stumbled upon this thread. How cool !
Fast Eddy September 13, 2012 at 04:38 PM
which direction is this taken from?
Honeygo Hal December 06, 2012 at 09:54 PM
The part I don't see in the picture is the uphill on Loch Raven from Taylor towards Baynesville. The road is fairly uphill, and the Giant is quite a bit higher than Taylor Ave. Am I missing something? I remember Murray's - great milkshakes.


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