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 city’s 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 city’s streetcars in ca. 1963 changed the landscape, as did the construction of major roads such as the Beltway and the Jones Falls Expressway.

Collection Origin

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.

Container List

1 Drawer and 1 Box (?)

Drawer 1

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.


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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