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Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes

 
 
Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
1. Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes Marker
Inscription. The arrival of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in 1871 placed the town's merchants and farmers in an advantageous economic situation. Edward Reindollar expanded a grain elevator by including a steam flour mill in 1892, while Edward Zepp set up a photography studio in the Central Hotel in 1903.

Taneytown's industry continued to grow during the 1920S and 1930S with several new factories. The Blue Ridge Rubber Plant opened in 1936, but a fire destroyed it in 1942. The plant was rebuilt and renamed the Cambridge Rubber Company. This successful business was best known for its rubber-soled shoes.

“Taneytown does a large business in grain, hay, coal, lumber, phosphates &c. Besides the stores generally kept in villages of its size, it has three cigar factories, a carriage maker shop, two warehouses and a steam flour mill ” — Dr. Clotworthy Birnie, The Carroll Record, 1894
 
Erected by The Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 39.472′ N, 77° 10.463′ W. Marker is in Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of East Baltimore Street and Reindollar Street, on the right when traveling east on East Baltimore Street. Touch for map.
Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
2. Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes Marker
In front of the New Police Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 East Baltimore Street, Taneytown MD 21787, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Painting the Town Red (here, next to this marker); Zile's Ice Cream (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Heart of Our Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adam Good Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Extra! Extra! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Everyone is Welcome (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Steps of the Sisters" (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Lieutenant John E. Buffington (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taneytown.
 
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The President's Shoes image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
3. The President's Shoes
President Dwight Eisenhower wearing a pair of Cambridge shoes circa 1958.
Close-up of photo on marker
The Spinning Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
4. The Spinning Wheel
Publication of a monthly antiques magazine called The Spinning Wheel started in Taneytown in 1946.
Close-up of photo on marker
Taneytown Yellow Freestone Peaches image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
5. Taneytown Yellow Freestone Peaches
Starting in the early 20th century, Taneytown shipped its produce and canned goods by rail to distributors who stocked shelves as close as Baltimore and as far away as the Midwest.
Close-up of photo on marker
Early Call Sifted Peas image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
6. Early Call Sifted Peas
from Silver Run Maryland
Close-up of photo on marker
Sanborn Map image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
7. Sanborn Map
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Company created maps of their insured properties, including Mr. Reindollar's mill in May 19I0, circled.
Close-up of map on marker
The New Police Station image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
8. The New Police Station
“The original buildings on this site, (the Reindollar Feed & Fertilizer plant) were tom down. The town bought the property and built this police station designed to resemble the original train station, which stood on the opposite side of the tracks. ” — Taneytown Walking Tour Pamphlet.
The Original Taneytown Train Station<br>105 East Baltimore Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 2, 2015
9. The Original Taneytown Train Station
105 East Baltimore Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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