E.J. Gallagher Realty Company Photograph and Ephemera Collection, PP302

Finding Aid to the E.J. Gallagher Realty Company Photograph and Ephemera Collection, PP302

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

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Collection summary

Title

E.J. Gallagher Realty Company Photograph and Ephemera Collection

Creator

E.J. Gallagher

Call number

PP302

Inclusive dates

Ca 1875 - 1973

Bulk dates

1972; not dated

Extent

1 box

Abstract

This collection consists of photographs and ephemera related to the E.J. Gallagher Realty Company one of the premier builders of rowhomes in Baltimore in the first half of the 20th century.

Related Collections

E.J. Gallagher Realty Company Collection, 1986.67, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

Provenance

Gift of E.J. Gallagher, Jr., March 1973

Accession number

64986

Processing note

Processed by Sidney Levy and Damon Talbot, November 2015

Historical Note

In the first decades of the twentieth century Baltimore saw a boom in rowhouse building that came to be dominated by just a handful of builders. One of these developers was Edward Joseph Gallagher, the son of Irish immigrants, whose most successful and well-known creation, Ednor Gardens, became a model for developments throughout Baltimore.

While still a youth Gallagher apprenticed himself as a carpenter and in the decades that followed became one of Baltimore’s premier builders. He was also an amateur painter and earned a law degree upon graduating from Baltimore College Law School at the end of the 1890s. Gallagher’s first building venture on his own was in the Canton section of Baltimore in July 1888, when he obtained two lots in exchange for conveying the ground rents to the prior owner of the land, the Canton Company. The “ground rent” law in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania was an English Freehold carry over. As practiced in Baltimore, a buyer of a new home could not purchase the land on which their home was built, but had to pay the owner of the land a certain annual dollar rent for five years. At the end of that period, an offer would be made to the home owner to buy the land at a predetermined price. If not purchased at that time, the home owner would pay the annual rent as long as they lived in the house…Continue reading on underbelly, the MdHS Library Blog.

Scope and Content

The E.J. Gallagher Realty Company Collection consists of 1 box of photographs and ephemera related to the E.J. Gallagher Realty Company, one of the premier builders of rowhomes in Baltimore in the first half of the 20th century.

The collection is broken down into 2 Series:

Series I: Photographs

This series consists of 100 photographs mainly of properties in Baltimore built by the E.J. Gallagher Company.  There are also images of paintings created by Edward J. Gallagher, photographs of a Sunpapers article about rowhomes, and other images. Most of the photographs were taken in 1972 or are not dated.

Series II: Ephemera

This series consists of brochures and advertisements for E.J. Gallagher properties including Ednor Gardens as well as some newspaper clippings and other materials about Taylor’s Chapel in Baltimore County.

Container List

Description

Date

Photographer

Format

Image ID

Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series I: Photographs

 

 

 

 

 

3804 Alameda, Baltimore, exterior

ca 1970

Not identified

Color prints

PP302.1 - .5

1

3804 Alameda, Baltimore, interior

ca 1970

Not identified

Color prints

PP302.6 - .16

1

Photos of Paintings by  Edward J. Gallagher-

July 1972

Not identified

Color prints

PP302.17 - .20

1

3900 N. Charles Street, Home of Edward J. Gallagher, Built 1904

not dated

E.J. Gallagher, Jr.

Black and white prints

PP302.21 - .22

1

East Baltimore Street looking north to Luzerne

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.23

1

East Baltimore Street at Port

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.24

1

Baltimore Street from St. Elizabeth Church

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.25

1

East Baltimore Street looking North

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.26

1

East Baltimore Street, opposite Park and Port Street, built in 1889

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.27

1

Corner of East Baltimore Street and Luzerne, built in 1889-90

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.28

1

Port Street, looking toward Patterson Park, corner of Fayette Street, built in 1888

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.29

1

S.W. East Hoffman Street, Washington Street-East of Broadway, built in 1884 by Edward J. Gallagher, Sr.

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.30

1

North side Fayette Street & West of Luzerne, built 1888-1889

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.31

1

N.W. Corner, Patterson Park Avenue & corner of Fayette, built 1904

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.32

1

East of Montford Avenue - South side of Fayette, built in 1888[?]

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.33

1

Luzerne Avenue, corner of Fayette Street, built in 1889

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.34

1

1201 North side, East 36th Street, Ednor Gardens

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color prints

PP302.35 - .36

1

Ednor Gardens, North side, E. 36th Street

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.37

1

Ednor Gardens

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.38

1

E. 36th Street and Ednor Road

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.39

1

1000 Block, E. 36th Street

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.40

1

1100 Block, E. 36th Street

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.41

1

1203 E. 36th Street, Ednor Gardens

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color print

PP302.42

1

[Streets, rowhouses, not identified]

1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color prints

PP302.43 - .51

1

Parkside Eastern Avenue heading south, Kenwood Avenue, Lakewood Avenue

ca 1972

E,J.Gallagher, Jr.

Color prints

PP302.52 - .59

1

2400 Eutaw Place, interior and exterior, photographs taken from Mr. Edward J. Gallagher, Sr.'s 1894 booklet of his own sales catalogue

not dated

Not identified

Black and white prints

PP302.60 - .65

1

Eastern Fountain…Old Town, by F. Lucas, Jr. (Copy of original owned by Maryland Historical Society) [photograph of a print]

not dated

Not identified

Black and white prints

PP302.66

1

City Springs, Calvert Street (ca 1850), (Copy of original owned by Maryland Historical Society) [photograph of a print]

not dated

Not identified

Black and white prints

PP302.67

1

Taylor's Plantation, from North Avenue to Joppa Town Gunpowder (Copy of original owned by Maryland Historical Society

not dated

Not identified

Black and white print

PP302.68

1

Taylors barn on Taylor's Plantation, Baltimore County; Barn built ca 1658 - 1670

not dated

Not identified

Black and white prints

PP302.69 - .70

1

Quarry, rear of 1000 block, N. 36th Street, stone used in construction of Taylor's barn

not dated

Not identified

Black and white prints

PP302.71 - .72

1

Photo & negatives of Old Druid Hill Gate at Mt. Royal-before North Ave. bridge

ca 1875

Hughes Company

Black and white prints; negatives

PP302.73 - .74

1

Photos-Entrance to Druid Hill Park

ca 1973

Hughes Company

Color prints

PP302.75 - .78

1

Cover of Sunpaper Sunday magazine, Story of Row House, February 17, 1963

ca 1972

Hughes Company

Color print

PP302.79

1

Sunpaper Sunday magazine, Story of Row House, February 17, 1963, photographs of article -Houses That Have Shaped a Way of Life,

not dated

Not identified

Black and white prints

PP302.80 - .84

1

Villa De Gala, 6700 block of Charles Street Avenue, Towson (Villa Madrid, Guilford Manor), exteriors and interiors (Built and designed by Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. in 1925) Folder includes May 17 & 31, 2015 Baltimore Sun articles about property

not dated

Not identified

Color and black and white prints

PP302.85 - .99

1

Photograph of an article - "The East End Improvement Association

not dated

Not identified

Black and white prints

PP302.100

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series II: Ephemera

 

 

 

 

 

E.J.Gallagher Realty Company brochures for Ednor Gardens

Ca 1920s-1940s

n/a

Brochures

n/a

1

E.J.Gallagher Realty Company brochures for miscellaneous properties

Ca 1920s–1940s

n/a

Brochures

n/a

1

Newspaper clippings, typescripts, manuscripts about Taylor's Chapel, Baltimore County

1936; not dated

n/a

Newspaper clippings, typescripts, manuscripts

n/a

1

Games