Thursday, March 21, 2013
Check out this historical photograph, courtesy of the Baltimore County Public Library.
Sorry for the morbid subject matter in this week's photo, which is of exactly what it looks like—a fleet of hearses. What makes this photo interesting, though, is that the hearses in the photo, which was taken in 1920, were owned by a funeral home that still operates in the Parkville-Overlea area today. According to an entry in the Baltimore County Public Library catalog, where this image is hosted, the hearses are part of a 1916-1918 Pierce-Arrow fleet. Can you guess which funeral home owned the hearses pictured here? I'll give you one hint: the photo was taken on Belair Road. Have an interesting bit of Parkville-Overlea history to share? Contact editor Nick Gestido (email@example.com) or tell us in the comments.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Check out this historic photograph, courtesy of the Baltimore County Public Library.
This photograph, taken in 1962, shows the burned out ruins of an Episcopal church in the Cub Hill area. An excerpt from the Baltimore County Public Library's digital photo collection says that the church was located on the ground of the Charles H. Hickey School, 2400 Cub Hill Road. Before that, the ground served as the Boys Training School. Do you know the name of this ruined church? Your hint is: think about the names of two area schools.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Guess where in the greater Parkville-Overlea area this photo was taken.
it can be pretty amazing to take a trip back through time, looking at photographs of our neighborhood as it stood 40, 50 and even 60 years ago. This photograph, posted to the Facebook group "You Know You're From Parkville, Md When..." by Joseph E. Smith, shows an intersection you probably know well. But do you know which one? Share your guess and your memories of Vintage Parkville-Overlea in the comments.