Since its incorporation in 1959, the Historical Society of Baltimore County (HSBC) has been housed in Baltimore County's third and last Almshouse (built 1872). HSBC's mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the rich history of Baltimore County for the...Read More
An image of the Sparrows Point Rail Mill c1895. Sparrows Point was named for Thomas Sparrow, landowner, and was the site of a very large industrial complex owned by the Pennsylvania Steel Company and thereafter Bethlehem Steel, known for steel-making and shipbuilding....Read More
On February 13, 1854, Towson became the county seat of Baltimore County by popular vote. The Court House, still in use, was designed by Dixon, Balbirnie and Dixon and completed within a year, constructed of limestone and marble donated by the Ridgely family, on land donated by...Read More
The territory of Baltimore Town, officially established in 1729, was originally under the jurisdiction of Baltimore County. Baltimore City was thereafter incorporated as a municipality within Baltimore County's boundaries in 1796 (Chapter 68, Acts of 1796). The...Read More
While Catonsville acquired its reputation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a summertime retreat for wealthy Baltimoreans, many of whom built ornate Victorian homes in the City’s suburb due to its proximity to the railroad and electric street cars, estates like...Read More
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