Farmlands Estate, Catonsville, MD c1900

While Catonsville acquired its reputation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a summertime retreat for wealthy Baltimoreans, many of whom built ornate Victorian homes in the City’s suburb due to its proximity to the railroad and electric street cars, estates like Farmlands are remnants of an even earlier era.¬† To learn more, ask about our quarterly History Trails vol. 41, no. 2 (2009-2010).