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NOW: Eastern Avenue near Macon Street in Highlandtown as it appears today. The streetcars of the past have been replaced by regular automobile traffic, but the rowhomes that line the street are still there. (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo, 2014)

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THEN: In January of 1952, Baltimore transit workers clean tracks ahead of the streetcar that runs from South Highlandtown to Fort Howard.  Streetcars were a common form of transportation during that period. Picture was taken on Eastern Avenue near Macon Street. (Albert D. Cochran, Baltimore Sun file photo, 1952)