Vintage Parkville-Overlea: Dairy Farms

Do you know where in the greater Parkville-Overlea area this photo was taken?

I'll start out this week's Vintage Parkville-Overlea column with a hint: this is a pretty major intersection now-a-days—all four corners are developed.

But back in 1947 when the photo was taken, the area was still rural.

The image above, which was pulled from the Baltimore County Public Library's Legacy Web, shows two dairy farms and an Amoco gas station.

Do you know where it was taken?

Share your best guess and your memories of the old days of Parkville-Overlea in the comments.

David Klaas September 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I see that the Legacy Web is going to be retired is that right,I just found it and think its great!!!
George Gipe September 06, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I hope it isn't retired. Here is another site that is really great...you can do side by side comparisons of aerial photography from the 50's to today: http://www.historicaerials.com/
Needaname September 07, 2012 at 02:38 PM
OMGoodness - I just stumbled upon this thread. How cool !
Fast Eddy September 13, 2012 at 04:38 PM
which direction is this taken from?
Honeygo Hal December 06, 2012 at 09:54 PM
The part I don't see in the picture is the uphill on Loch Raven from Taylor towards Baynesville. The road is fairly uphill, and the Giant is quite a bit higher than Taylor Ave. Am I missing something? I remember Murray's - great milkshakes.


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