Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories http://wypr.org en Abe Sherman's Shack Attack http://wypr.org/post/abe-shermans-shack-attack <p></p><p>Abe Sherman's (unsightly, some thought) newsstand was located in the pocket park on Calvert Street at Lexington Street. City Hall leadership thought Abe's shack-of-a-newsstand didn't fit into the new Baltimore renaissance and started a war to have him and his shack removed. &nbsp;But Abe fought back - and won.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Gil Sandler 11457 at http://wypr.org Abe Sherman's Shack Attack The Time Roosevelt's Funeral Train Chugged Through Baltimore http://wypr.org/post/time-roosevelts-funeral-train-chugged-through-baltimore <p></p><p>When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in 1945, his funeral train passed through Baltimore's Penn Station - but only a few people were allowed to stand trackside and bid final farewells. &nbsp;Among the onlookers was Congressman Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr and 12-year-old Franklin Delano Roosevelt D'Alesandro. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:00:07 +0000 Gil Sandler 11452 at http://wypr.org The Time Roosevelt's Funeral Train Chugged Through Baltimore Lil' Tommy's Wedding Day http://wypr.org/post/lil-tommys-wedding-day <p></p><p>When Congressman Tommy D'Alesandro, Jr. married Nancy Lombardi, Little Italy - where they were both born and raised - became one vast, day long party of wining and dining. &nbsp;A little too much of it caused Tommy and Nancy to change their honeymoon plans! &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Gil Sandler 11047 at http://wypr.org Lil' Tommy's Wedding Day Going Up Without The Elevator Operators Was Bringing Baltimore Shoppers Down http://wypr.org/post/going-without-elevator-operators-was-bringing-baltimore-shoppers-down <p></p><p>In 1946, Hochschild&nbsp;Kohn's department store decided to install automated elevators - dismissing the operators, management <em>thought</em>, forever. &nbsp;But when the automatic elevators were installed and the operators dismissed, the management was in for a very big surprise.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:08:10 +0000 Gil Sandler 10762 at http://wypr.org Going Up Without The Elevator Operators Was Bringing Baltimore Shoppers Down The Famous "Famous" http://wypr.org/post/famous-famous <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the day of the Baltimore riots, police stopped all incoming vehicles at the city line and turned them back - save one. &nbsp;This is the story of that one.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:16:32 +0000 Mary Rose Madden 10395 at http://wypr.org The Famous "Famous" You Can Thank The 16,317 Baltimoreans Who Saved Harborplace http://wypr.org/post/you-can-thank-16317-baltimoreans-who-saved-harborplace <p></p><p>Harborplace&nbsp;today is among the busiest tourist attractions in the world - but it almost wasn't. &nbsp;Baltimoreans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> let it happen by a very slim majority. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:34:46 +0000 Gil Sandler 10048 at http://wypr.org You Can Thank The 16,317 Baltimoreans Who Saved Harborplace Microfilm Found Hidden In Carroll County Pumpkin in 1948 Breaks A Spy Case Wide Open! http://wypr.org/post/microfilm-found-hidden-carroll-county-pumpkin-1948-breaks-spy-case-wide-open <p></p><p>History was made in a pumpkin patch in Carroll County when microfilm was found inside one of the pumpkins. &nbsp;The discovery changed the course of history!&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mary Rose Madden 9656 at http://wypr.org Microfilm Found Hidden In Carroll County Pumpkin in 1948 Breaks A Spy Case Wide Open! The Last Ride Of The Old No. 8 http://wypr.org/post/last-ride-old-no-8 <p></p><p>The last streetcar to run in Baltimore was the No. 8 . &nbsp;But by the time the car's run had been completed, so had the riders' dismantling of it! &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:09:13 +0000 Gil Sandler 9405 at http://wypr.org The Last Ride Of The Old No. 8 Outrage On The Streets Of Baltimore! http://wypr.org/post/outrage-streets-baltimore <p></p><p>The city fathers had in mind locating the new civic center in Druid Hill Park. &nbsp;The didn't get it, but they got more than they bargained for!&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:06:39 +0000 Gil Sandler 8871 at http://wypr.org Outrage On The Streets Of Baltimore! The Night The Train Station Rocked Itself To Sleep http://wypr.org/post/night-train-station-rocked-itself-sleep <p>The B&amp;O Mt. Royal Station provided rocking chairs for its patrons and when the rocking chairs mysteriously disappeared, Baltimoreans got furious.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:37:39 +0000 Gil Sandler 8432 at http://wypr.org The Night The Train Station Rocked Itself To Sleep