Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard

Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard

Constructed: 1940 Demolished: 1945 The United States involvement in World War II, from 1941 until 1945, produced the most dramatic growth in the Fairfield area. Fairfield received lucrative defense contracts for cargo ships and other military commodities. In 1940, the...
Club 4100

Club 4100

Constructed: 1958 [soundcloud id=’53868710′] ABOVE: Recording of Horton McCormick and his wife discussing Club 4100. With Sinatra on the jukebox and Unitas on the walls, it’s always 1958 here. Seniors sit in the same booths under the same sepia-toned...

Pete’s Place

Pete’s Place was an African American owned restaurant and with a jukebox in the heart of Fairfield.  It was a spot where the community gathered to socialize, dance, and enjoy one another’s company.  When there wasn’t an event at local churches, a ball game, or street...
Jim Dandy’s Tavern

Jim Dandy’s Tavern

On a recent excursion to Curtis Bay, something about the building at 4810 Curtis Avenue caught my eye. An aging red, white, and blue sign, hanging precariously over the sidewalk notes that the place is called Jim Dandy’s Tavern. Situated on a quiet block between...