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Today's PHOTO FRIDAY is of the Elizabethan Room in the Manor House at Ladew Gardens. There is a wonderful history of the Manor House on the Ladew site here: ladewgardens.com/Visit-Ladew/Manor-House-History

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Todays PHOTO FRIDAY is of the Elizabethan Room in the Manor House at Ladew Gardens. There is a wonderful history of the Manor House on the Ladew site here:  https://ladewgardens.com/Visit-Ladew/Manor-House-History  ➡ If you have a photo youd like to share in an upcoming photo Friday, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org.  ➡ To learn more about becoming a member of the Historical Society of Harford County, visit: https://www.harfordhistory.org/

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My favorite room: so cozy and so Ladew! Favorite visit ever to the house was a guided tour by Chris Weeks, probably 20 years ago.

I loved reading the history and seeing the pictures! Wonderful! Thank you!

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Today's PHOTO FRIDAY is of Lilo Way and Walt Holloway, members of Jane Howard-Jackson Dance Group at the Bel Air Armory in the 1950’s & 1960's.

Isn't this photo gorgeous?

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Todays PHOTO FRIDAY is of Lilo Way and Walt Holloway, members of Jane Howard-Jackson Dance Group at the Bel Air Armory in the 1950’s & 1960s.  Isnt this photo gorgeous?  If you have a photo that youd like to share for an upcoming Photo Friday feature, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org.

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It's only fitting that the man who is the keeper of all the Society's photos should be featured in a Photo Friday post! We love Walt!

Many recitals at the armory under guidance of Jane Howard Jackson!

I agree. That's the boy I remember from Main St.

I remember you "Butch" looking just like that. Fun days!

Emma

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If you missed today's webinar, Growing Up in 20th Century Aberdeen, check it out on our YouTube channel! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great interview. Thank you

The Archeological Survey of Colonial Joppa, spearheaded by members of the Archeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake, the Maryland Historical Trust, The University of Maryland, and The Church of the Resurrection Copley Parish received the Preservation Project Award from the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission. ... See MoreSee Less

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It where all the slate from Delta for the shores of England was put on ships.

How interesting!!

Over the years the Society and its volunteers have been honored many times for our historic preservation/presentation work. Former president and current Archives department chair, Richard Sherrill, is our most recent honoree. He was given the Historic Preservationist Award by the County's Historic Preservation Commission. He is also the recent recipient of a 2021 DAR honor for his lifetime of work in the field of history. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Richard!

Congratulations Richard!

Well-deserved! He has given so much of himself in making the Historical Society such a wonderful county asset. Thank you Richard and congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS RICHARD!

Congratulations Richard...

So well-deserved!

Congratulations Mr. Sherrill and nice picture of you and your wife.

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Harford County Government has had a long history of caring for the historic buildings and properties in their possession. They were recognized with the Historic Preservation Stewardship Award during the Historic Preservation Commission's virtual presentation. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's PHOTO FRIDAY! Originally opening in 1973, Montgomery Ward was one of Harford Mall's anchor stores. Other early tenants of the mall were F.W. Woolworth Company and E.J. Korvette. Montgomery Ward was replaced in 2002 by Sears, which closed in February 2020.

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Its PHOTO FRIDAY!  Originally opening in 1973, Montgomery Ward was one of Harford Malls anchor stores.  Other early tenants of the mall were F.W. Woolworth Company and E.J. Korvette.  Montgomery Ward was replaced in 2002 by Sears, which closed in February 2020.  Do you have a favorite store in Harford Mall?  Was the mall part of your Friday night hang-out with friends?  Share your stories (and photos) with us below!⬇⬇⬇  If you have other photos youd like to share for an upcoming PHOTO FRIDAY, email us at photos@harfordhistory.org!  Learn more about membership to the Historical Society of Harford County here: https://www.harfordhistory.org/product/membership/

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Used to take the kids to get pictures done for mugs. Loved it when there was a food court!

i remember Orange Crush? pizza on the corner in the center and the lady with beehive behind the counter.

my best memory of harford mall was camping out overnight inside the mall as a girl scout!! also, the iron on decal place! after i begged and begged, my mom finally caved and i got my bright orange t-shirt with a kitten on the front.

Anyone know if there are any revitalization plans for the mall? It’s so sad watching it die this slow death...

I miss the Woolworth’s kitchen restaurant so good. Those where good old days

One of my first jobs was at Ward’s, in the shoe dept. Loved the mall back then, going to a movie there then pizza at the Orange Bowl or anything at the luncheonette counter at Woolworth’s!

Your brother worked at Montgomery Ward. I worked at the one that was at Golden Ring Mall. Good times.

I miss it! Staring through the doors at Sears dark empty store yesterday & all the empty stores just makes me sad. Only a handful of people there shopping or walking. Not like the good ol days.

Sad...but many great stores. Many childhood memories. It all started with the Horse Race Track. Then the Mall was built. Inside the Mall many stores that have come and gone. Major stores...at one end was... E. J. Korvettes, Wards, Sears The other end of the mall... Hutzlers, Hechts and now Macys. In the middle of the mall F W Woolworth. Throughout the Mall, smaller stores. So many fine stores have come and gone. CHANGE???? Its a shame. The Good Old Days. They may be gone but they will never be forgotten. PRESCIOUS MEMORIES

Yes I liked the old mall with the actual food court and hangout area. Harford Mall has gone to complete 💩💩💩

One of my first jobs was at Ward's in the hardware department- not because I knew anything about hardware! Haha!

Pre-mall, I remember the Sears catalog store on Main Street. Woolworths was also on Main Street, maybe across from Lana Lobell. There was a shoe store that sold Buster Brown shoes for kids and the Hub sold clothes. Mr.Preston’s old stationery store was also located on Main Street. I remember ”What? We’re getting a mall in bel air????”

I used to work there for seasonal help. For Christmas, I was the talking mechanical bear, a Santa paw, and Snoopy!

As soon as the food court was taken out business slowed down. Everyone enjoyed sitting with friends and running into everyone. It is just another thing taken away from the kids. They have no where to hang out safely anymore. I use to work there and hang out with friends there. Harford mall use to be packed! BRING THE FOOD COURT, ARCADE AND MOVIES BACK! Business would pick up

The acrobat bear in the toy store window down by the food court was the best thing to have ever been in the Harford Mall!! Also, we got soaked in a downpour on the way from the parking lot into Woolworth's one day. Mom bought me a pair of socks and a cheap pair of shoes when we got in the store so my feet wouldn't be wet while we shopped. Then we went to Friendly's which was still attached to Woolworth's at the time. That was back before the bypass when Rt 24 stopped at the Best Buy shopping center, which was actually Jo Ann Fabric. All that change and I'm only in my 30s.

Tons of memories! The arcade and movie theater, “Woolsworth” as we called it, and Orange Julius brain freezes😍

Many memories at the mall. May be time to demolish it keeping the stores on Route 1 and rebuilding in the back much like the Avenue in White Marsh. I think the only original place since the opening in 73 that is still there is Friendly's.

I love your Friday posts!

My favorite store was Waldenbooks. I got much of my early Dungeons & Dragons books from there.

The highlight of our week was shopping with mom and eating at woolworths!!

I miss the food court lol but it feels so empty now when u go in there

Korvettes had a great record selection.

The arcade 🙂

My grandfather would take me to Woolworth’s as a kid to get HotWheels cars.. loved that store. Walden books.. I’d always be in there looking for a sports book. Who remembers when Horn & horn smorgasbord was in the mall? Then it became Cactus Willies. Agree with others that once they took the food court out, really began the downfall.

The Movies, Orange Bowl, the old Pretzel place and Hecht's.

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