A model train garden built by volunteers and housed in Engine House #41 at 520 S. Conkling Street in Baltimore City. Open to the public and it is free. It is sponsored by CSX, The Baltimore City Fire Department and the Southeast Community Development Corporation.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
D.J. Liquidators, formerly known as Epsteins
Longtime Highlandtown residents are thrilled to see Epsteins Department store back in Highlandtown. Now occupied by D.J. Liquidators, the building between Eastern Ave & Bank Streets holds many memories for Highlandtown shoppers. Today's busy DJ Liquidators always has more than 4 cars in its parking lot these days. Thanks to the generosity of its owners, the building has served over the past year as the staging area for the train garden. The entire display was stored there over the spring and summer, the new sections constructed there and then moved to Engine Co. 41 on Conkling Street just before Thanksgiving. Thanks for your hospitality, D.J.'s! And thanks to volunteer, Terry Maillar, for recreating the building for the garden. Even the fire escapes! You'll also see Terry's handiwork in Patterson Park, more about that later.