In the years up to and including the 1960s, Baltimore Avenue was a mostly residential area lined with homes and boarding houses such as the Gables, pictured.
This changed in the 1990s when lack of adequate parking became a serious issue in the downtown section of Ocean City. Boardwalk hotel owners began buying these properties and razing the buildings to create parking lots for their hotel patrons.
Only a handful of these early 20th century structures remain today.
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Courtesy the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum