Overlea Waiting Station - Overlea MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 21.418 W 076° 31.706
18S E 368314 N 4357504
Quick Description: The Overlea Waiting Station was built in 1917 at the turnaround of the Number 15 Belair streetcar line. Waiting stations were found on nearly all suburban streetcar lines but most are gone.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2020 1:29:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM13FRT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
TEXT on the signs-The first streetcar service to Overlea began on July 14, 1903. Overlea and many other Baltimore suburbs developed when streetcar lines were extended from downtown. These lines allowed workers to live away from the noise and crowds of the city and commute rapidly to and from their jobs in city offices of factories. Soon after the completion of the Overlea streetcar line, hundreds of houses and cottages were built on streets off Belair Road.

The Overlea Waiting Station was built in 1917 at the turnaround of the Number 15 Belair streetcar line. Waiting stations were found on nearly all suburban streetcar lines but most are gone. The Overlea Waiting Station served passengers and crews through the end of the streetcar era.
Group that erected the marker: The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
6899 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD USA
21206


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