Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dundalk Walking Tour 11-15





Sunday, November 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Meet at Dundalk Historical Society, 4 Centre Place, Dundalk, MD 21222

at 12:45 PM. Just off Dundalk Avenue across from the Post Office.

Dundalk was first named in establishing a train depot, but its real growth as a com-munity began in 1916. The Bethlehem Steel Co. purchased the Maryland Steel Co. plus 1,000 acres and began plans for a community to house employees. The U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp. (EFC) developed the community using the Garden City concept. Control of the project passed to an the Dundalk Company, whose leaders controlled development of Roland Park. Rowhouses, semi-detached and single homes stand in harmony with the park areas. The plan included a shop-ping center, community buildings and space for churches and other community needs. Parks and curving tree-lined streets signify Olmsted Brothers design.

Guided walking tour by Dundalk resident, Donna Young, retired biology teacher and local historian.

Tours: $15 each. $18 day of tour. Limited to 20.

Advance Registration is strongly encouraged. Please mail check at least 5 days in advance to: FMOPL, P.O. Box 16244, Baltimore, MD 21210-0244.

Tours are given rain or shine - refunds only if cancelled for extreme weather conditions.

For information and to make reservations, contact

Lisa Keir at lkeir@mdhc.org or 410-790-8658.

For information on the

Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks & Landscapes, and to order books,

go to www.marylandolmsted.org.

These duplex houses line Admiral Boulevard.

The Dundalk Company offered a variety of housing styles for employees of Bethlehem Steel.

Dundalk featured a shopping center convenient to all residents of the community. The photo above is from the 1930s, and below is the renovated shopping center today.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fall Family Fun Fest

Fall Family Fun Fest a Success!

Thanks to all who were involved in planning for our table at the Fall Fest, and to those who stopped by! We made pumpkins, spiders and other beautiful art work from 10:00 a.m. until almost 3:00pm, and we saw countless children - just mobs of them. There was hot cider all day, and many parents enjoyed a drink. The mum was won by Amy F. Keyway. It was a great day to help the community to have fun and "build neighborliness" Thank You, THANK YOU, Thank You to all who donated ideas, supplies, and their time.

Reminder: Our next meeting is Saturday, December 5th at 10am.