Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Calling Room Service at the Hotel Avon

 

Maryland’s Hotel Avon on the corner of Dover and Harrison Streets was completed in 1891 and had steam heat and hot and cold, running water in the more expensive rooms! This impressive building was so badly damaged in a January 10,1944 fire that it had to be torn down. A. Johnson Grimes built the present Tidewater Inn on this site starting on January 27,1947! The grand opening was September 2nd, 1949 and it is still a centerpiece of Easton! Facts: “Easton Album” by Norman Harrington 1985. Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection. Contact: Cathy Hill cvhill@atlanticbb.net to share your old photos. Comment, Like our page and join THS!

Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Horsepower on Display

Project Rewind-Talbot County: Maybe Easton,Maryland will have snow this weekend! This Talbot Historical Society Dr. Laurence G. Claggett Collection photo is of Easton’s Washington Street after the Blizzard of 1898! Amazing the town looks just the same today! Except for the lack of automobiles in 1898!

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Catching the Last Train

This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo was taken c.1950 in the Brookletts Ave area of Easton, Maryland! The database identifies the train as Pennsylvania Railroad’s locomotive 1112 pulling a passenger train. The train is in front of R. R. Spring’s coal depot.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Talbot Goes Better with Coke

You may recognize this Coca Cola Bottling Company building on Bay Street Easton, Maryland as being an attractive office building now. It looks entirely different and yet very much the same! Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s Laird Wise Collection

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Having Quality Time with Santa

The Easton Memorial Hospital’s School of Nursing was founded in 1907! In 1969 it was named the Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing. Perhaps this 1949 Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection nurses Christmas party photo was taken at the Pennsfield nurses residence that was located on Washington Street next to the hospital?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: County History Goes Better with Coke

Remember the Coca Cola bottling Company when it was on Bay Street Easton, Maryland?? Can you help us identify either of the assembly line workers? The building is now an attractive office building across the street from the West and Bay Street intersect. This photo is from the Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Making Sure to Make the Open House Party

In 1972 concerned Talbot County citizens made a successful effort to save Easton, Maryland, Washington Street’s four Langsdale houses. Local photographer H. Robins Hollyday lived across the street and took this incredible picture of moving this house to its present location on Bay Street! Facts: Memories and “ Easton Album” by Norman Harrington 1983. Photo from the Talbot Historical Society’s H. Robins Hollyday Collection.

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Time for B-ball at St. Michaels High School

It’s basketball season again! This Talbot Historical Society H. Robins Hollyday photo is of St. Michaels High School’s 1944 team! When this photo was published as a “Star Democrat” Mystery Photo in 2004 these student athletes were identified. The front row left to right – Robert Fairbanks, Billy Sutton, Dan Higgins, Kenny Wrightson and Charles Marshall. The back row left to right is Coach Earle Corkran, Gordon Firstman, Powell Harrison, Dale Larrimore and Louis Tarr! Are you related to any of these St. Michaels High School students?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Talking Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving from the Talbot Historical Society! Enjoy this 1937 very special photo of a lovely lady on a turkey farm in Talbot County! Our Past Perfect Museum database information identifies this H. Robins Hollyday Collection photo as the Moore Turkey Farm. Can you add history facts about the Talbot County turkey farms of the past?

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Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: Finding Healthy Youth Activities

This Talbot Historical Society Laird Wise Collection photo was taken sometime in the 1950’s at the Idlewild Ave. Easton High School which was on the corner of Washington Street, Harrison Street and Idlewild Avenue in Easton, Maryland! Can you help us identify any of these ping pong loving students?

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