France Stone Photographs Donated

The North Baltimore Ohio Area Historical Society wishes to thank Eugene Roe of Bowling Green for his recent donation of historical photographs and documents related to the France Stone Company operations in North Baltimore. Mr. Roe was a France employee for many years. The photographs and documents pertain to the…

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1908 Industrial Accident Damages Match Factory

The Buckeye Match factory was located at 331 East Cherry Street in the early 1900s. Company offices were located in the white wooden building in the foreground. The two dark wooden buildings behind the office were warehouses built alongside the Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton (CH&D) railroad tracks. The 12,000 gallon…

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A Tale of Unrecognized Heroism

Before the installation of automatic warning signals, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad employed crossing guards to stop pedestrian and automobile traffic when trains approached. An important part of his job was looking out for young children and the elderly. In the late 1930s and 40s, Jake Doering was the crossing…

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Memories of “The Park” turn 40

Do you remember where you were 40 years ago on July 10? Were you one of the 3,000 who attended the concert at “The Park?” Headliners for that first concert included The Velvet Underground and Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The Park was an outdoor concert venue where many of the…

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