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Chalfant, Randolph W. "Calvert Station: Its Structure and Significance." Maryland Historical Magazine 74 (March 1979): 11-22.
Harwood, Herbert H., Jr. "Mt. Clare Station, America's Oldest-Or Is It?" Railroad History 139 (1978): 39-53.
Brain, John. Govans, Village and Suburb: A Picture History of a North Baltimore Community. Baltimore: Uptown Press, 1996.
Hollifield, William. Difficulties Made Easy: History of the Turnpikes of Baltimore City and County. Baltimore: Baltimore County Historical Society, 1978.
Jones, Carleton. Streetwise Baltimore: The Story Behind Baltimore Street Names. [Baltimore?]: Bonus Books, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Brief, quick descriptions of street and neighborhoods names, including some surrounding communities in other counties. Includes a history of the city's development.
Kelly, Jacques. Peabody Heights to Charles Village: The Historic Development of a Baltimore Community. Baltimore: Equitable Trust Bank, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: Includes the date of construction, the builder, and architect, and, at times the cost and original owner of a majority of the neighborhood's structures.
May, Huguette D., and Anthea Smith. Finding the Charm in Charm City: Affectionate Views of Baltimore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A modern photo documentary, using color Polaris Image Transfers of "charming spots" in Baltimore. These spots may not be considered so charming any place else in the world, but definitely display Baltimore's character. Through these image the authors show buildings, building details, and streetscapes. There is an accompanying text that gives a brief history of neighborhoods, buildings, and roads. A visual documentation of Baltimore in the 1990s.
Murphy, Jeanne Payne. "The Letters of Lafayette Buckler from 1859 to 1884." Chronicles of St. Mary's 30 (March 1982): 421-32; (April 1982): 433-44; (May 1982): 445-54.
Annotation / Notes: Transcriptions of a series of 41 letters written by Lafayette to Victoria McGinley Buckler, his wife, as they traveled between their home in St. Mary's and Baltimore. Two letters are also included written by Victoria. The letters deal with the details of daily life and the relationship of this couple. A sizeable introduction proceeds the letters and places the letters in the context of place, time, and family.
Olson, Sherry H. Baltimore: The Building of an American City. Revised edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Annotation / Notes: The product of a geographer, this excellent history of Baltimore focuses on its physical growth as an urban center. Special emphasis is placed on how the city, and its inhabitants, handled the changes brought about by city growth.
Smith, Bert. Down the Ocean: Postcards from Maryland and Delaware Beaches. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Arranged by theme and subject -- famous housing, boardwalk, on the beach, life saving. It presents a vivid picture of life at the shore as interpreted through postcards. Includes some illustration on spots on the way -- diners, bridges, etc. Information on the cards themselves is included and adds to the work's usefulness.
Smith, Bert. Greetings from Baltimore: Postcard Views of the City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Annotation / Notes: The history of Baltimore as told through postcards, arranged by subject -- harbor, shopping downtown, monuments, etc. Each section is accompanied by several paragraphs of text. Also included is information on the postcards themselves, as well as on the collecting and history of postcards. Illustrations are excellent, slightly enlarged, and show off the medium.
Tack, George E. "The Romantic Gwynn's Falls Valley." History Trails 26 (Autumn 1991-Winter 1991-92): 1-5.
Annotation / Notes: A reprint of poet Tack's 1907 Maryland Monthly Magazine article describing the Valley, its businesses, its mills, its homes, etc., including the natural world. It ends with a poem by Folger McKinsey and one by Tack on the Valley.
Weeks, Christopher. "Bouncing Along the Post Road: Eighteenth Century Harford County as Seen by Travelers." Harford Historical Bulletin 57 (Summer 1993): 74-127.
Annotation / Notes: Annotated excerpts from ten contemporary descriptions of traveling along the post road. The authors include such well known Colonial figures as Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Charles Willson Peale, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
Live Wire Staff. "BSM: 25 Years and Still Going." Live Wire 22 (April-June 1991): 1, 3-7.
Annotation / Notes: Baltimore Streetcar Museum.
Live Wire Staff. "Maryland's Best Kept Humanities Secrets: Civil War Museums and Sites in Maryland." Maryland Humanities (Spring 1998): 27.
Perlman, Nancy. "BMI Research Center Officially Opens." Nuts and Bolts 10 (Summer 1992): [5].
Annotation / Notes: This detailed, single page, article provides an excellent introduction to the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Industry's research center.
Fee, Elizabeth, Linda Shopes, and Linda Zeidman, eds. The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991.
Annotation / Notes: Essays on aspects of the social history of Baltimore provide case studies of social issues and neighborhood dynamics. Paired chapters first consider the lives of ordinary B&O Railroad workers involved in the railroad strike of 1877, then examine the powerful family of B&O magnate John Work Garrett. Chapters on work consider the area's mill villages, the garment industry, and union activity. Studies of neighborhoods address the history of Fells Point in terms of race and ethnicity and racial change in west Baltimore.
Acton, Lucy. "The Museum of the Iron Horse." Baltimore 67 (May 1974): 38ff.
Anderson, Robert M. "The Story of the Baltimore City Railway Mail Service 1894-1929." Baltimore Philatelist 32 (September 1979): [10-12].
Anderson, Robert M. "B & O Forty-four Ton GE Diesel Comes to B & O Museum." The Sentinel 17 (July/August 1995): 3-10.
Anderson, Robert M. The B&O Railroad Museum. A Visitor's Guide. Baltimore: B&O Railroad Museum, Inc., 1994.
Annotation / Notes: More a brief recounting of the railroad's history than a catalog of the collection, this is a useful preview of the first real railroad in America and of one of the country's finest transportation museums.
Buschman, Charles F. Streetcars of Baltimore, Some Drawings by Charles F. Buschman. Baltimore: Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 1995.
Cather, Mike. "Mount Clare Memories." The Sentinel 17 (March/April 1995): 5-12.