The yard and adjacent area, home of Anderson Chevrolet since 1919, was slated for
redevelopment as part of the "25th Street Station" project that was to include
big box stores. Local opposition slowed progress to fits and starts, leaving an
uncertain future and an underutilized parking lot where previously trains had rested.
Sumwalt Run, which begins near University Parkway, and which during the 1800s had
supplied the Sumwalt Ice Pond just north of here, flows unseen in pipes below.
Anderson's facility had previously been a Baltimore & Hampden Railroad horsecar barn,
then was used by Leo Daft in 1885 for equipment that powered a streetcar line, the
first electric railroad in the country.
One reason Anderson endured is they had a reputation for honest, reasonably-priced
repairs, something all too uncommon from dealerships. I repair my own car mostly
but once took it to Anderson for a difficult job, which they did correctly and
25th Street Station,