Pictures from Catonsville's Past

Below are a few pictures from 'It All Started On Winters Lane'. Click on any of the pictures to download a full-sized copy of the photo.



Early 1900s photograph of Fannie Brightwood Washington Hayes (left) and her sister, Jessie Elizabeth Washington Steward. Both were Catonsville residents all of their lives and typifies how beautiful the young Black girls of that era were.

A 1930s photograph of the senior choir of Grace A.M.E. Church of Catonsville, Maryland. Grace is the oldest Black church of the community (established in 1868). The book lists the names of all in the photograph. There are other church-related items in the book, to include the history of all nine of the Black churches in the community.

Mr. Arnold Ebb, a 90+ years resident of Catonsville, Maryland. He provided much of the history of the Black community of Catonsville. The book traced his family roots back to the slavery years of Catonsville. His grandfather, William Ebb, who served in the Civil War, was injured and his wife was successful in gaining a widow's pension of all of $8.00 a month.

A mid-1900's photograph of Grace A.M.E. church. The church's roots goes back to 1868 making it the oldest black church in Catonsville.

Early 1900s photograph of Maria Holland Fields who came to Catonsville in the 1800s, met her husband, Larkins Fields and reared a family of nine children.

Early 1900s photograph of Elhana Rowe Washington of Catonsville, Maryland, with his first wife, Edna Hardy Washington. Elhana (known as "Boh") ran a successful black business on the corner of Winters Lane and Edmondson Avenue. His store was known as "Washington Grocery Store"

A 1940s photograph of the Crescent Elks Baseball Team from Catonsville, Maryland. The book lists the names of all in the photograph.

An 1800s photograph of Mary Jane Muir Washington (left) with her younger sister, Nellie Muir Jones in Mary Jane's home in Catonsville, Maryland. Mary Jane migrated to Catonsville in the 1800s where she met her husband, William Henry Washington and reared a family of nine children.


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