Turner Station

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Overview
In 1888, a passenger freight station was built by the Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad on land owned by Joshua J. Turner, a local businessman. The train stop was called Turner Station, and as the nearby community grew, it took on that name. The community's first church, St. Matthews Methodist Church, was founded in 1900, while the first public school, Turner Elementary School, was built in 1925. Adams Bar and Cocktail Lounge, an important entertainment establishment, came into being in 1933. It attracted top acts in African American music and comedy during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, including Red Foxx, Pearl Bailey, and Fats Domino. Turner Station was home to individuals who made lasting contributions to the state and nation, including Dr. Joseph Thomas, physician, businessman, and diplomat; Kweisi Mfume, NAACP president; Calvin Hill, former NFL star; and Kevin Clash, puppeteer.
Details
ISBN: 9780738554082
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Jerome Watson is a former resident and currently the historian for the Turner Station Heritage Foundation. He is employed by Kaiser Permanente in Rockville, Maryland, in the National Market Research Department. This volume contains photographs compiled from individual collections, the Baltimore County Public Library's Legacy Web, and the Dundalk–Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum. The images reflect the unique character of this historic African American community.