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Bugle Field
Edison Highway
Baltimore, Maryland

....Bugle Field Baltimore

     Baltimore's Negro Baseball league played at a small field known as Bugle Field , just off of Edison Highway, in East Baltimore City. The picture to the right is off the site today, now a industrial plant.


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.................Bugle Field  Baltimore Site today
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Coliseum
Monroe Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Recently Razed

.............................................................Coliseum Ad Baltimore

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 Baltimore had a indoor arena on Monroe Street, a few blocks north of North Avenue, known as the Coliseum. Boxing, sports events, and even roller skating. Check out Adam Paul's incredible page for more on the Coliseum.
.......Baltimore Bullets, professional basketball .................Baltimore Bullets, professional basket ball
..........................Coliseum Dancing Roller Skating Baltimore
..........................................................................Coliseum roller rink Baltimore
.....................................Baltimore's Coliseum
...................................................................The end of the old Baltimore Coliseum in 2009
.....................................Baltimore's Coliseum

Carlin's Park
Druid Park Drive
Baltimore, Maryland

.........................................................................Carlins
   Carlin's is mentioned on Kilduffs both as a Amusement Park and as a Drive in. The park even had facilities for roller skating and ice skating, big trends back in the 1950's.


..................Carlins Parks Baltimore

....................Carlins Park
................Carlins Skating Baltimore

Civic Center
Downtown Baltimore

   Baltimore's Indoor sports arena to this day. There was much talk about replacing the Civic Center, but , for now, it is where you can still  see indoor hockey, soccer , bands, and even the circus.

..........................................................................Baltimore's Civic Center



Liberty Hgts Bowling Alley
Northwest Baltimore City,
Baltimore, Maryland
   
Bowling alleys popped up all over the City over the years. Kilduffs hopes to have a running list up soon of all the old alleys. Most of them have closed but a very few have survived.


.........................Forest Park Bowling Lanes









.....................Liberty Heights Bowlig Alley Baltimore .............
Lafayette Bowling Center

............................................Lafayette Bowling Lanes
........................................................Lafayette Bowling Center, currently used as a shop
.....Lafayette Bowling Center ......Lafayette Bowling Center

..............................................................Strand Bowling Center Baltimore
......................................................Greenmount Bowling
...........Used back in the 1920's for bowling, this building at Greenmount and 33rd was also recently a popular Chinese restaurant.
.......................................................York Road Bowling
..................This rather odd looking building on York Road at 43rd Street ( Arlington Avenue ) was Guilford Bowling.
........................................................Seidel Bowling Center
.......................................................Recently closed, this was the Seidel Bowling Alley on Belair Road.
Bowling Alleys in Baltimore :
Circa 1940
Arcade Bowling Alley   Second Floor - North Avenue Market

Dundalk Bowling - 1725 Dundalk Avenue
Eastway Bowling Center - 415 South Eaton Street
Franklin Bowling Center - 2560 West Franklin Street
Hamilton Bowling Alleys - rear - 3019 Hamilton Avenue
Harford Bowling Center - 6101 Harford Road
Howard Bowling Alleys - 6 North Howard Street
Imperial Bowling Alleys - 4908 Park Heights Avenue
King Pin Bowling Alley - 2614 Penna Avenue
Lafayette Bowling Alley - 2206 West Lafayette Avenue
Liberty Heights Bowling Academy - 4720 Liberty Heights
Met Bowling Alley - 2501 Penna Ave
Midney Bowling Al;ley - 2250 Reisterstown Road
New Grand Bowling Alley - 109 West Baltimore Street
New Highland Bowling Alley - 3801 Fleet Street
Plaza Bowling Alley - 315 West Lexington STreet
Recreation Centre Corp - 602-10 North Haward Street
Regent Bowling Alley - 420 North Eutaw Street
St Paul Bowling Centre - 1309 St Paul Street
Southern Bowling Alley - 43 East Fort Avenue
Spillway Inc. - 2501 East Monument Street
Strand Bowling Alley - 1321 Penna Avenue
Twenthieth Century Bowling Alley - 1918 Harford Road
Victoria Bowling Alley - 5 Custon House Avenue
Vilma Bowling Alley - 3425 Belair Road
Walbrook Bowling Alley - 3104 West North Avenue
and others listed under the owners names .........



New Essex Skating Rink
Essex Maryland


     
Roller skating became quite a fad back in the 1950's. Here's a promo for a rink in Essex, just East of Baltimore City.

......New Essex Skating Rink

Skateland
3420 Fleet Street
Baltimore, Maryland

    More Roller Skating , this time in Highlandtown
, in Southeast Baltimore City. ,
.............................Skateland Baltimore
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Starlite Arena
Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland


      Yet another Skating Rink, this time on Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore City. While the skating rink is no longer operating, the building might still be standing.

......................................Starlite Arena Baltimore roller skating rink Pennsylvania Avenue
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.......Crystal Roller rink Baltimore ad

Sports Centre
North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

......................................................................................Sports Arena Baltimore
        I've read a lot about the Sports Centre on North Avenue. There were ice hockey teams from local high school practicing here,  ( Poly was only a block away ), and figure skating was also available here as well.  From what I could read , the original building appears to have dated back to the 1890's, but was rebuilt in the early 1930's. Also known as the North Avenue Casino  , it housed a ice skating rink which was 75 feet wide and 185 feet long. The outside of the building was reported to have a brilliant display of neon , and inside you could find winter sports, skating, hockey, and more. The building is gone and now an empty lot occupies the site.



...................Sports Arena Baltimore
..................Sports Centre Baltimore
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Terrapin Park
   Going under a few names, this was the early ballpark at 29th and Greenmount Avenue.
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.............................................................Baltimore's terrapin Park


Municipal Stadium
Baltimore, Maryland
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     The " earlier " version of Memorial Stadium, the smaller Municipal Stadium was located at 33rd Street and Elleries Avenue in Northeast Baltimore. It was replaced by Memorial Stadium in the 1950's. Below, a parade is seen going by on 33rd Street.

..........Municipal Stadium Baltimore

............Municipal Stadium Baltimore Maryland
...............................................Baltimore Stadium Baltimore
............................................................Municipal Stadium Baltimore

........Municipal Stadium  Baltimore Maryland
                                Postcard View

...................Baltimore's Municipal Stadium
..........................................................................Postcard View

..............................................................Baltimore's Municipal Stadium
.........................................................City Stadium Baltimore 1944
..............................................................Baltimore Stadium Ticket 1927

Memorial Stadium
Baltimore, Maryland
      Home of the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Colts. A real Baltimore atmosphere here, I can remember the ramps to get to the upper deck.


................Baltimore's Memorial Stadium
                                                Postcard View
.........................Aerial view Baltimore Memorial Stadium
.....................................................Baltimore's Memorial Stadium
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...........................................Baltimore's Memorial Stadium Scoreboard
....................................................................Colts Ticket 1956
...............................Baltimore's Memorial Stadium
..........................................Memorial Satdium At Night Fireworks
......................................................................Fourth of July fireworks at the Stadium.
...............................................Baltimore's Memorial Stadium Poly City game
..................................................( High School football game ) Baltimore Memorial Stadium

Pimlico Race Track
Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore's Horse racing track, still going strong after all these years. Home of the Preakness .
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.............Pimlico





............Baltimore's Pimlico Race Track ...............
                                                   Postcard View



....................Pimlico Race Track Baltimore 1920's
.........................Preakness Ad Baltimore  1940
............Pimlico Race Track Baltimore
........Baltimore's Pimlico Race track Baltimore
...................................Pimlico
...........................Pimlico Paddock
......................................................Pimlico
..................................................................Aerial view of the Pimlico racetrack


............................................................................................Laurel Race Track

.................................Laurel Race Track
............................................................................................Laurel Race Track

Havre de Grace Race Track
Havre de Grace, Maryland

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The old Havre de Grace track in Harford County has long been closed and has been replaced by a small military base. Maryland had several small horse racetracks located all over, but only two survive today, Pimlico and Laurel.


.................Havre deGrace race track Maryland
                                                 Postcard View
..................Havre de Grace Race Track Maryland .
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Hagerstown Race Track
............................................Hagerstown Race Track

Timonium Race Track
Baltimore County, Maryland
      Used every year for the
Maryland State Fair.



Westport Race Track  ( Cars )
Westport
South Baltimore, Maryland


    Between Westport and Cherry Hill, Westport Race Track was located for years for early Nascar racing. The track is long gone and there is no trace of the old field.


..............................Dorsey Race Track
.............................................Remember the Dorsey Speedway ?
.....................Westport Race Track
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