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A trip up US Route 40 : Baltimore to Havre de Grace,  Md. ...
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    Before Interstate I-95  ( the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway ) was completed in the early 1960's , the route from Baltimore to Philly and New York was U.S. Route 40 ; Pulaski Highway. The trip would take much longer as travelers traveled through traffic lights and local traffic, and Baltimore was commonly known as the traffic bottleneck between Washington D.C. and New York City. All along the route, local businesses opened up , including diners, motels and restaurants. While many of these have closed since, some are still open today. Even among those who have closed, some of the old buildings are still there, although some have been converted to other uses. U.S. Route 40  can remind you of a time capsule going back 50 or so years with all it has to offer. However, with land prices as they are in the area these days, you'd better see these sights while you have the chance. Kilduffs Route 40 page has grown into six web pages traveling north on Pulaski Highway and the final page traveling West out of  Baltimore City on Rt 40 West.
   A large part of these pages are old postcards I have found over the years. Current photos were taken by the webmaster, Thomas Paul .
 Enjoy !

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...................................................... US Route 40 signs Edgewood Maryland


  Kilduffs will travel north out of Baltimore on U.S.40, towards the Delaware/Maryland State line. So far, this page has been divided into different pages, with a link to the next section on The bottom of each page.


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Holiday Inn
3600 Pulaski Highway.

     The Holiday Inn Chain had three motels in "Baltimore City Proper" that I have found, Rt. 40, Downtown and Pimlico.  There are several Holiday Inns outside of the Baltimore City Limits as well. The Holiday Inn on Pulaski Highway has since changed hands and is now run as a private hotel. The swimming pool pictured is no longer there, after being filled in, to enlarge the parking lot.

.....................................................Holiday Inn Baltimore .....Postcard View

New Motel
4601 East Monument Street
Baltimore Maryland
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     The New Motel is located about one block to the West of Pulaski Highway on East Monument Street.  Somewhere around the 1980's, it was bringing in a crowd that tended to attract the attention of local police. In the 1990's, the New Motel was bought out by the Volunteers of America, who now operate the facility as a learning center.

New Motel Monument Street Baltimore PC


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New Motel Baltimore Maryland

..................New Motel Monument Street Baltimore

Marylander Motel
6401 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore City, Maryland.

    The Marylander Hotel has been altered and scaled down, but is still open to this day.  The large vertical sign is long gone. There is no longer a swimming pool in the center of the parking lot, and parking on the street, as seen in this old postcard is no longer allowed, as traffic congestion in the afternoons can get pretty bad.

......................................................Marylander Motel Baltimore Rt 40
  " Modernly Furnished Units. Wall to Wall Carpets, Tiled Bath Rooms- Tubs and Showers. Soundproof Rooms. TV and Radio in Every Room. Baby Cribs , Free Family Laundromat.  Individual Thermostat for Air Conditioning and Heating. Swimming Pool. Telephone in Every Room. "
...Marylander Motel Baltimore Rt 40 PC
.....................Marylander Motel Pulaski Highway Rt40 Baltimore



...........Marylander Motel Baltimore

........Marylander Motel Baltimore 2006

Dixie Diner
6425 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, Maryland


............Dixie Diner Ad Baltimore

............Dixie Diner Baltimore

......................................................Mystery Building Rt 40 Baltimore
 This was a old ( 1970's ) era Horn and Horn. Used by the City now, the building is just south of the City Impound lot. 


Brooks Restaurant
Rt 40 at the City/ County Line
   From the map, this would place the site near where I-95 crosses over Rt 40
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..........................................................Brooks Restaurant Baltimore Rt 40 PC 1950s
...........................................................Brooks Restaurant Baltimore Rt 40 East
....................................................Brooks Baltimore
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Terminal Motel
819 North Point Road
Baltimore, Maryland
1/2 Block  from Pulaski Highway
       
" Catering to Transients, Truckers, Salesmen and Tourists. 50 Delightful Rooms Equipped With air-conditioning, Private Bath, Shower, TV, Telephone, Restaurant, and Bar. Spacious Parking Area.
    $5.00 Single - $7.00 Double and Up. "

...............Terminal 2010
.......Behind the Maryland Motel, I believe this is the old Terminal Motel.
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Terminal Motel North Point Rd Baltimore 1950s
 
Postcard View
Plastichrome by Colourpicture Publishers Inc - Boston 30 Mass. USA

......Big Table Baltimore
Big Table Buffeteria
7600 Block of Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, Maryland

......Big table 2010
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Rt 40 Bakery
Appr. 7700 block Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, Maryland

      A true survivor of the past, this little bakery is located on the north side of Pulaski Highway as you travel out of Baltimore City, towards the Dukes Motel. The Bakery is open and operating

..........Bakery rt 40 Baltimore

Dukes Motel
7905 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore County, Maryland.
   
  "Just 6 miles East of Downtown Baltimore
      AT THE GATEWAY TO DIXIE
       Just below the Mason-Dixon Line
      We Stayed Here Last Night - WHERE WERE YOU ?"


Above is the narrative on the back of the postcard. The Dukes continues to operate to this day, and seems to be in excellent condition.

,,,,,,,,Dukes Cabins Baltimore
....................................Duke's in early days



Dukes Motel Baltimore Rt 40
Postcard View
Published by Joe Fleischer Studios Balto Md. - Dexter Press West Nyack NY

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............Davis's Modern Cabin  Rt 40 Baltimore
Davis's Modern Cabins
Route 40
5 miles East of Baltimore, Maryland


  I believe these Cabins still exist , across the street from the Dukes Motel, and are currently known as the Rosedale Motel.


Herrmann's Motor Court ( Regal Motel )
8001 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore County, Maryland

    I have found several postcards for Herrmann's Motor Court, just a few miles north of the City Line. The entire complex is still there, but under another name  ( Regal Inn ) . The Motel seems to be be well managed and continues to operate to this day !

....................................................Herrmann Motor Court Rt 40 Baltimore  Postcard View





.......Herrmann Motor COurt Baltimore
...........Herrmanns Motor Court Baltimore


.....Herrmanns Motor Hotel Baltimore
....Herrmanns Regal Inn Baltimore
......Herrmann Regal Inn Baltimore
............Herrmanns Motor Court Baltimore

Siesta Autel
8201 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, Maryland
    " On U.S. Route 40, 5 miles North of Baltimore. Newly - built, Cottages, Large Rooms, With Hot and Cold Water, Showers, Beauty Rest Mattresses, Single and Double Communicating Rooms, Air-Cooled in Summer, Heated in Winter. "

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Siesta Autel Motel Baltimore Maryland

............................................Pub. by C.H. Echols Jr. Yorkway, Baltimore, Md
Siesta Hotel Baltimore Maryland
Thomas Paul Photo 2006

..................................................Ches Mar Motel , Baltimore
Ches - Mar Motel
Rt 40  - Pulaski Highway , just north of  Siesta Autel
The Ches - Mar is still here,  going under the name of the El Rich
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..........Rt 40 Chesmar Hotel Baltimre
.........El Rich Motel Pulaski Highway Baltimore Maryland

.......................................STewart's Root Beer Baltimore
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Not sure how far it dates back, but it is open every summer !

................................................Double T Diner Baltmore
>>>>>>>>>>>..................................>>>>>>>>>>> Baltimore's Double T Diner

...........................................Trailer Park Baltimore

"Rooms Sign "
Route 40 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore County Maryland

......................................................................Rooms Sign Pulaski Highway US40 Baltimore
    About a mile south of the I-695 interchange, off of the southbound lanes of Pulaski Highway, this old sign still stands. It's in front of a old house, but it doesn't appear to be a rooming house anymore.

Motel Christlen ( Razed )
U.S. Route 40 - 8733 Pulaski Hwy.@ Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland
    " Ultra-Modern Rooms - Air Conditioning - T.V. and Room Phones"

     .............................................Motel Christlen Motel Baltimore Maryland ...........
....Motel Christlen Motel Baltimore Maryland Rt 40

........Motel Chrsitlen Baltimore   Thomas Paul Photo -2006

Rt 40 Pulaski Highway at Golden Ring Road ( Circa 1950's )

  Photo of a old lumber yard, long since closed.


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Updated 2013