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Baltimore has been an industrial city for much of it's past, and while much of the industrial base has left, plenty of reminders can be found all over town.  Sure there is plenty of industry left in Baltimore today, and there are still some big plants in town, but over the years, in a changing world, many of the old factories have closed down or moved to where things can be done cheaper.

    While we list this page as " Factories ", you find all types of Baltimore's Industrial past here. Let me know what you think.


Baltimore Factories





..........................East Baltimore Factory
 
     In a 1931 Industrial Plant publication for Baltimore City, listings are found of industrial plants that produced just about everything, right here in Baltimore. Here is just a sample of some of the trade names found in that Directory of items made in Baltimore back then  :

  "Absorbia"  Meal," B-B Perfectly Brewed Near Beer" ," Baltobelt"  Leather Belts," Baltoblue"  Clothing, " Bear for Wear" Auto Tires," Best on Earth"  Fertilizer, "Betsy Ross" Pickles, " Better Kind"  Insecticides, " Big Boy " Cigars, " Big " C"  Fish Meal,  " Bingo "  Insecticide,  " Born in Baltimore , Raised Elsewhere  " Umbrellas, "  Brush-Nu "  Paint Brushes, " Bug - Go " Insecticide, " Bully "  Motor Oil, " Chillblaster " Air Conditioners, " Chipso "  Soap, " Cinderella " Washing Machines, " Cleeno " floor cleaners, " Climax "  Clothing, " Da-Lee  " Mouth Wash, " Dandee " Pickles, " Drinkwell "  Coffee, " Dirtdown " Sweeping Compound, " Everyday"  Coffee," Fairy Gold"  Mayonnaise," Farmer Brown " Work Shirts, " Faultless" Pajamas, " Footguv"  Shoes, " Harvey's Instant Death " Insecticide, " He-No-Tea "," Hi-Ball"  Ginger Ale, " Hold-Em " Traps," Instant Death " Insecticide, " Institution X " Soap, " It " Shoe Polish,"  Mammy's " Favorite Coffee, " Mad O War " Clothing for Girls, " Moon White " Laundry soap," Never Split  " File Handles, " Old Pal"  Coffee,  "Old Reliable " Horse Radish, "Rid-O-Bug"  Odorless Fertilizer, "Robust " Shirts, " R-Good  " Pretzels,  "Refresho " Ice Cream, " Sea Gull "  Baking Powder,  "Shed-No  " Tooth Brushes,  "Shum Shum" Cooking Oil, " Skidoo-Bug "  Insecticide, " Sticktite " Envelopes, " Sunnyland "  Coffee,  " Tip Top  " Bread, " Trusty Friend " Canned Goods,  " Try-Me  " Beverages,  " Uneeda "  Biscuits,  " U-Rub-I-Shine "  Shoe Cream,  " Witchcraft "  Boats, "  Yur-Own " Tacks. 

And while many of those old companies are long gone, many of the old factory buildings still stand  .


.............................................................Baltimore Dairies and Ice Cream
..............................................First US Ice Cream Plant was in Baltimore in 1851.

Armen Co
( The )

18 - 26 West 20th Street
" Lozak " Milk circa 1931


Arundel Ice Cream Company
302 North Smallwood Street
( in 1931 - 1501 West Baltimore Street - 1949 reference Smallwood Street )


..Arundel Ice Cream
..............Arundel Ice Cream Plant, 2007
..........Arundel Ice Cream Baltimore
......,,,,,,,,,........Arundel Ice Cream Company, Baltimore Maryland 1934
27  - Store Locations counted in a listing for 1949

Bettar Ice Cream Company
25 South Catherine Street


Brimer's Ice Cream  ( apparently Good Humor )
2001 Windsor


.................................................................            ......Brimers Ice Cream

Clark Ice Cream Company
1702 Druid Hill Avenue
ad circa 1921

   
     
From the best of what I can find, the building,a three store house, is still there .By the 1930's, I could not find a reference for it anymore. 
...............Clark Ice Cream 1907 Baltimore

Cloverland Farms
1910 Windsor Avenue
Monroe Street and Windsor Avenue

The building is still there, but is now a day care center.



.......Cloverland Famrs  circa 1920s Baltimore
...........Cloverland Farms Dairy Baltimore


Delvale Ice Cream
2030 Harford Road
Had one store listed in 1949 at 4808 Roland Avenue.


  A Family Dollar Store is currently on the site. Listed into the 1960's.

.....Delvale Ice Cream Baltimore

........Delvale Ice Cream Baltimore

....................................Delvale Ice Cream plant in the 1950's.


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......Towson College And Delvale Ice Cream 1961'
..........\Delvale Ice Cream served at Towson Teacher's College, circa 1961.
.......Delvale Ice Cream Baltimore

Filston Farm
520 - 4 North Calvert St
circa 1901


Directly across the street from where the Sunpapers building is now. The building was torn down years ago from what I can tell. By the 1940's, no listing at all could be found for it .



................................Filton Dairy .......... ................

Greenspring Dairy
1020 West 41st Street

Back in the day, we had our milk delivered by the Greenspring Dairy. Delivery of milk  is no longer done in Baltimore, and the old dairy building was vacant for years, before being torn down in the 1980's, and a shopping center went up on the site.




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...........................Greenspring Dairy Baltimore ..............
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......Greenspring Dairy Baltimore


......Greenspring Dairy Baltimore .....

Hendler's Ice Cream
1100 East Baltimore Street

The Hendler Building still stands to this day on East Baltimore Street. It had been used for a variety of uses over the years, and I believe the City currently owns the building. The company was listed well in to the 1960's at this address.

................. Hendler Ice Cream Baltimore .................

Koontz Dairy
5600 Reisterstown Road
( "Reisterstown Road near Academy Avenue ")

Koontz Dairy was torn down for the construction of the " new " Northern Parkway
, a thruway that replaced Belvedere Avenue. , at the intersection of Reisterstown Road. There is no trace of the building at all today.

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...........Koontz Dairy Baltimore





..............Koontz Dairy Baltimore .........

Kress Farm Dairy
East Preston at Gay Street
( Listed in 1931 as 2416 East North Ave - currently a parking lot  )




 The building still stands to this day, although a church on the southside of the block was recently razed. 

.........................................Kress Dairy Baltimore ..................

Lord Baltimore Ice Cream


A small ice cream company that operated in Baltimore back in the 1920's. By the early 1930's, Lord Baltimore had an address of 203-211 North Vincent Street, in West Baltimore, near West Lexington Street. I don't believe the building still stands.

.............................Lord Baltimore Ice Cream

Maryland Creamery
AKA - Jersey Ice Cream Products
1726 West Pratt St


Circa the 1920's.  I checked the are
a and nothing remotely resembles this complex. The name was  listed as of 1931 but  not for 1940 in any Directories I could find.

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.........................Maryland Creamery Baltimore

Prices Dairy
6005 Liberty Road, between Northern Parkway and Flannery Lane
       Prices Dairy was an entire operation , run at this location , who also had some of the best local ice cream. We are attempting to locate pictures. We found it listed in 1965 in one Directory .

Thanks to Dan.


Royal Farms Dairy
1517 Braddish Avenue
Baker Street @ Braddish Streets
Office at 3701 Woodbine Avenue ( now residental )


Driving around Baltimore these days, you'll find a Royal Farm store just about anywhere in town. Apparently the chain has roots to this small building on Baker Street, which is currently used as a small mechanical shop to this day.Known as the Royal Dunloggin Dairy in 1949, and trademarks were the Square top bottle and the Baby-top bottle. The Braddish Avenue Address was used up to the 1960's.

..................Royal Farms Dairy Baltimore

Supreme Ice Cream
1224 - 1228 Greenmount Avenue


The Supreme Ice Cream Company was located in Greenmount Avenue, in the area of the City Jail. As you might of guessed, the building is long gone. Supreme Dairy Products was later lasted at 2601 Georgetown Rd.



.......Supreme Ice Cream Truck

................................Supreme Ice Cream Co Baltimore .....................

Western Maryland Dairy
AKA - Fairfield Western Maryland Dairy
Linden Avenue and Dolphin Street

In my daily searches of old Baltimore buildings, I really expected to find this still standing, but a drive by shows no trace of the Western Maryland Dairy complex at all. A modern section of the Bolton Hill neighborhood stands on the site today.




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...............Western Maryland Dairy





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Western Maryland Dairy Baltimore

Willow Farms Dairy
1424 Reisterstown Rd



I believe that Willow Farms was further out on Reisterstown Road, in Pikesville. Besides the image from an ad, I have found little on the Willow Farms Dairy so far. I have have a reference to the Wilton Farms Dairy however, located on Frederick Road at Longwood. The investigation continues...........

..............Willow Farms Dairy
Still working on, and hope to update soon......

Benjamin F. Bealor - 1700 Madison Avenue ( Ice Cream )  < May have been a Ice Cream Parlor >
Biemiller's Dairy - 6003 Eastern Avenue
Chesapeake Creameries - 516 West Lexington Street
      later listed at 2020 Fleet Street
Chestnut Farms Dairy -   and National Dairy Products - Walker Gordon Lab. ( Fairfield Western Dairy )
R.E. Chew  - 1837 Vine Street  ( Ice Cream ) - An empty lot today.
Cooper's Ice Cream - 1206-8 Light Street  ( Ice Cream ) < May have been a Ice Cream Parlor >
Davis Brother's - 941 Madison Avenue
George Doebereiner - 29 East North Avenue
Dolles Ice Cream - 2304 East Monument Street -  < May have been a Ice Cream Parlor >
East Baltimore Dairy - 1718 East Baltimore Street  
Eckes Ice Cream & Dairy - 2336 East North Avenue
- See Rosedale Dairy below.
        Sen listed into the 1960's

F.S.Fiske - 701 West North Avenue
Miller's Dairy - 5 Lloyd Street  ( I believe the building is still standing, with other uses )
Nun's Dairy - 15 East Montgomery Street  ( Part of upscale Federal Hill - Residential )
Rosedale Dairy Co - 2336 East North Avenue  ( I believe the building still stands, well off of North Avenue proper )
Springfield Dairy Co - 2222 East Madison Street  ( Residential )
Surrey Farm Dairy - Hamilton Avenue and 34th Street  ( Street renamed )
Timber Grove Dairy  - AKA Cloverland
J. Will Co. - 2016 Fleet Street -
     Also seen listed as Wills Daity - 2022 Fleet Street in the mid 1960's
Wilton Farms Dairy - Wilkens Avenue and Maiden Choice Lane and Longwood and Frederick Rds.



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General Bakery ( Bread )
1300 East North Avenue
Harford Rd and North Ave

NW Corner

The General Bakery was listed listed as open as late as 1966 from what I can find. In later years, the building stood, and the basement was used as a second hand clothing store for years.  A Walgreens's is now on the site.

..............................General Bakery Baltimore .........

Holzman's Bakery

Baltimore ad Circa 1945
...............................Holzman Bakery Baltimore

Kolbs Bakery
2509 ( 2523 )  Pennsylvania Avenue

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, just north of North Avenue. It would have been right next to the old Metropolitan movie theater, on the east side of the street . The building was torn down years ago, for the subway station.










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Kolb Bakery Baltimore

............Kolb Bakery Baltimore

Kunkel  & Haverstick
804  ( 806 ) Light Street


A South Baltimore bakery, on Light Street, just south of Montgomery Street. Listed back in the 1940's, the block over the years also housed a small movie house , and a car dealership. A office building can be found there today.

.............................Kunkel and Haverstick Bakery Baltimore

Meade Bakery
1107 Aisquith Street

  There are no traces of the Meade Bakery surviving today. Listed from at least the 1920's into the 1930's. The location is currently a City housing complex.

.............Meade Bakery Baltimore

Pariser's Bakery
2304 Pennsylvania Avenue @ Cumberland


This building stands today, used as a plumbing supply company.


........................Parisers BAkery Baltimore

Rice's Bakery
4128 Hayward Avenue  
400 North High Street  ( 2nd Image )

It appears that the High Street location has been razed, which was in the location of where the Orleans Viaduct now passes over head., as much of High Street in that area is more or less a parking lot. A recent check on the Hayward address finds that building to still be standing, although for other uses..




................................Rice's Bakery Baltimore Hayward Avenue


...Rice's Bakery Garage 400 High Street

Schmidt's Bakery
1301 Laurens Street
 
AKA - City Bakery
Laurens and Carey Streets
Circa 1920's


To this day, the City Bakery is still standing and operating on Laurens Street.

...................Schmidts Bakery Baltimore

Schumann's Bakery
4904 Ritchie Hwy
& other addresses

1950's era bakery


.....................................................................Schumann's Bakery Baltimore

Superior Bakery
1821 Aiken Street


   An empty lot is all that remains of the Superior Bakery these days.


................Superior Baking Baltimore



...Superior Baking Baltimore

Candy
    In 1914, the Industrial Survey of Baltimore placed the city 5th among Cities in the Country in the quanitiy and value of the candy it manufactured.  According to the report, the quality of the candy made in Baltimore was generally very good, with 75 percen tof the candy being made here termed to be high quality,  with 28 larger candy companies in the City during that year, with only 18 percent of the candy being produced actually being comsumed here, the rest being shipped around the County for sale.

Crescent Candy Company
222 West Camden Street

.............................Crescent Candy Company Baltimore 1946

Foos Candy Company
1505-07  West Baltimore Street
Chocolate penny goods, marshallows, etc.

  Listed in the 1960's as making jellied candy.

................................Foos Candy Company Baltimore
........Foos Candy Company Baltimore
..........Foos Candy Company Baltimore

Falter Candy Company
942 North Gilmor &  Mosher Streets

...................................eetFalter Candy Company Baltimore

Martha Washington Candy Company
AKA - Elie Sheetz Candies Co.
210 North Liberty Street

Much of Liberty Street disappeared over the years for Charles Center and the Civic Center. I have seen mentions of the Martha Washington Candy, but today this entire block is long gone. In the 1940's, a branch was mentioned at Myrtle and Cushings Streets.

.......................Martha Washington Candy Co 210 North Liberty Street Baltimore






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