In researching my Epple family, I have learned through the Baltimore City Directories that my 3rd great-grandmother lived at 136 Little (or South) Green Street in Baltimore City, Maryland for from about the late 1860s until her death in 1883. I knew from a Maryland Real Property search that the house (and street) do not exist anymore.
A closer look allowed me to find the 1879/1880 Sanborn map of the area on the Maryland State Archives website.
|136 Little Green Street (Red Box) from Papenfuse: Atlases and Maps of Baltimore City and County, 1876-1915 & Block Maps as of April, 2005. Image: bc_ba_atlases_1876_1915-0638|
From my knowledge of Baltimore City I knew that the present day area would be around Camden Yards.
But I wanted to know exactly where.
I was able to overlay that map onto Google Earth and low and behold the house was on the current 3rd base side of Oriole Park.
|136 Little Green Street (Red Box) on Google Earth with Sanborn Map overlayed.|
|136 Little Green Street (Red Box) on Google Earth.|
Being a huge baseball fan, I thought this was pretty cool!