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Naylor Collection - PP91
Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library
Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, August 1999
The city of Baltimore underwent redevelopment, known as Urban Renewal, in the 1960s and 1970s. From plans begun in the 1950s, the city demolished structures and built new ones in selected areas that were considered blighted. These included many residential areas, as well as the part of the downtown business district. In general, from the 1950s through the 1970s, many areas of Baltimore, both city and county, saw development as the citys population shifted from the center to the suburbs. Areas which once had a rural or small-town character became more urbanized. The removal of the citys streetcars in ca. 1963 changed the landscape, as did the construction of major roads such as the Beltway and the Jones Falls Expressway.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Naylor, Jr., 1985 (000805).
Scope and Contents
The collection, which was titled "Changing Face of Baltimore", consists of 234 35mm color slides and 8 photoprints, made from 1960 through 1977. The images were made or collected by Lawrence Naylor, Jr. The collection documents changes in Baltimore and vicinity during the time period, with several sets of images showing the same site in different years. Sites include Falls Road, Reisterstown Road, Joppa Road, and Belvedere Ave. areas, downtown before and after development at Hopkins Place, the Jones Falls Expressway, and the area near Park Ave. and Dolphin St. There are also some images of streetcars during their last years of operation in Baltimore.
The slides are arranged by subject, housed in Drawer 1 of the Slide Storage area. Arrangement of photographs is unknown.
1 Drawer and 1 Box (?)
1-9 Falls Road area, 1977.
10-18 Reisterstown Road area, 1964-65.
19-45 Belvedere Avenue, 1960; 1963; 1964; 1976.
46-66 Joppa Road changes, 1963; 1967; 1977.
67-73 Jones Falls Expressway, 1960; 1962.
74-87 Jones Falls Expressway at 29th Street, 1960-61; 1976.
88-100 Park Avenue S. of Dolphin, Warehouse Ruins, 1960-61; 1963.
101-119 Brevard Street, Boys Latin School, Park Avenue Warehouse, 1960; 1963; 1976.
120-130 Park Avenue S. of Dolphin, Warehouse, 1960; 1961?
131-143 Falls Road at Cross Keys, 1964; 1976.
144-162 Downtown, including Baltimore Street, Charles Street, Lexington Street, and
Liberty Street, some "Vanished Baltimore", 1961-64; 1972; 1976.
163-176 Downtown, including Hopkins Place, Civic Center, Hanover Street, Baltimore Street and Charles Street, 1962; 1976.
177-188 Streetcars, Hopkins Place, Baltimore Street, Fallsway, 1960-61; 1964; 1976.
189-213 Jones Falls Expressway, Falls Road, 1960-61; 1976-77.
214-221 Beltway, Expressway, Reisterstown Road, 1962-63; 1977.
222-225 Old #2 Bridge over Loch Raven on Dulaney Valley Road; Old Ceder House Bridge from N. 29th St. Bridge, 1976.
226-230 Naylor Monument in Druid Ridge Cemetery, 1977.
231-234 - Charles Street, Elkridge Club, Bellona Avenue, 1963; 1977.
Box 1 (PHOTOGRAPHS NOT FOUND)
l.-5. Construction of Down Under Garage, gelatin silver prints (2 color), 1965.
6. Construction of Sun Life Building, gelatin silver print, 1965.
7. Fidelity Building before new construction, gelatin silver print, 1965.
8. Sharp Street between Charles and Liberty Street, color print, ca. 1965. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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