Baltimore Sites & Sounds

Discover the history of Baltimore's recent past through highlights from the WJZ-TV archival collection of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

In 1985, WJZ-TV local news cameras captured the view of the Inner Harbor from above as they documented the quickly changing landscape from the back seat of a helicopter. An aerial vantage point was nearly a necessity to take in the wide range of…

Interstate 395 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

The little-known history of Baltimore's Interstate 395 (I-395) and Martin Luther King Boulevard, Jr. Boulevard offers a reminder of the years of contentious planning efforts that ended with the construction of these roadways in the early 1980s.…

Sphinx Club

Light and music onced poured out the windows and door of the Sphinx Club on Pennsylvania Avenue but only club members (and musicians) could get inside to enjoy the drinks and entertainment. Today, the building sits boarded-up and waiting on a planned…

Pimlico Race Course

Alfred G. Vanderbilt once said of Pimlico that it is “more than a dirt track bounded by four streets. It is an accepted American institution, devoted to the best interests of a great sport, graced by time, respected for its honorable past.” Opened…

I Am An American Day Parade

The first "I Am An American Day" parade in Baltimore started at Thirty-third Street and The Alameda on May 17, 1942. The event (and similar marches and rallies across the country) was promoted by the Hearst Corporation, then owner and publisher of…
Digitization of the WJZ-TV collection is supported in part by Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust.