Poole Engineering & Machine


Thank you to the many people people who joined me for the discussion about Texas Maryland that was held at the Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on October 16, 2014.  I wish I could have recorded the many stories that were told by descendants and former Texas residents.  Some of you have promised to bring documents and photos to the Historical Society so that they can be scanned in high resolution to be added to the Texas collection.

Several of you asked about the World War I munitions plant that was located in Texas.  I am hoping that I can someday produce an historic map showing the locations of former structures in Texas, but in the meantime, I though I would share what I have found so far.   Americas Munitions is just one of the many documents where I see the Texas Maryland munitions plant mentioned. I have also uploaded a few others, such as Poole war munitions 1915 and Poole Engineering Iron Age.  I also found an article in the 1920 Towson Jeffersonian (see 1920 Texas Md Poole) that describe the purchase of the property by Mr. Bosley, to include the Padian mansion (Taylor’s Hall, the former Cockey Estate), other buildings and land, with the intent to start a quarrying operation as well as farming.   Note that the same newspaper column mentions a Miss Kathryn McGuire and the funeral of Miss Loretta Tull.


For more about Taylor’s Hall, see http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se5/003000/003500/003500/pdf/msa_se5_3500.pdf

If any of you have more information to share, please let me know. ~~Cassie

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