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Edgemere in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure

 
 
The Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob Marshall, November 2, 2011
1. The Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure Marker
Inscription. Originally built in 1906 by the United Railways and Electric Company on this site, stood the once grand Bay Shore Park Restaurant. As the picture below captures the beauty of the former building's elaborate architecture complete with pergolas and towers, you briefly step back into time. Imagine relaxing in the spacious dining rooms, all set with great white cloths, shining crystal and beautiful silver, and then enjoying a seafood supper or chicken dinner, complete with local farm grown fresh vegetables, for the unbelievable price of seventy-five cents. These and many more were the common images of visitors enjoying themselves at Bay Shore's facilities before its closing in 1947.

Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is proud to provide North Point State Park with a newly designed Visitor Center and Conference Facility. Designed in the image of the former Bay Shore Park's Restaurant, this new facility boasts plenty of the same charm and nostalgia for North Point's staff and visitors to enjoy. This new facility was constructed

Takos Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bob Marshall, November 2, 2011
2. Takos Visitor Center
on the former restaurant's foundation and was completed on April 30th, 2002. The facility now serves as the park's operational headquarters.
 
Erected by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location. 39° 12.417′ N, 76° 25.578′ W. Marker is in Edgemere, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Bay Shore Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the building found to the right of Bay Shore Road. The road is closed to traffic, so visitors must park and walk to the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Sparrows Point MD 21219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. About This Fountain... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trolley Station at Bayshore Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dreaded Alarm (about 500 feet away); Hard Travel (about 700 feet away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (about 700 feet away); Wetlands (approx. half a mile away); The Presbytery of Baltimore (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Heavy Price (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgemere.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2011, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2011, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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