Vintage Parkville-Overlea: Hearse Fleet

Check out this historical photograph, courtesy of the Baltimore County Public Library.

Sorry for the morbid subject matter in this week's photo, which is of exactly what it looks like—a fleet of hearses.

What makes this photo interesting, though, is that the hearses in the photo, which was taken in 1920, were owned by a funeral home that still operates in the Parkville-Overlea area today.

According to an entry in the Baltimore County Public Library catalog, where this image is hosted, the hearses are part of a 1916-1918 Pierce-Arrow fleet.

Can you guess which funeral home owned the hearses pictured here? I'll give you one hint: the photo was taken on Belair Road.

Have an interesting bit of Parkville-Overlea history to share? Contact editor Nick Gestido (nick.gestido@patch.com) or tell us in the comments.

Missy Mayor March 21, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Lassahn Funeral Home
Sherri March 21, 2013 at 09:10 PM
I would guess that it is Lassahn's Funeral Home which has been around as long as I can remember. I don't recognize the building in the background though.
Nick Gestido March 21, 2013 at 09:13 PM
@ Missy Mayor, Sherri: You both guessed correctly!
Missy Mayor March 22, 2013 at 02:06 AM
you can send my Ruth's Chris gift certificate to: Missy Mayor P.O. Box 100 LOL, MD
Sharon Meyer March 22, 2013 at 03:43 PM
I have onlr recently moved to the Parkville/Carney area and I have to say that I have really enjoyed looking at the photos from the past. Thank you to all who work to make this such a Fun and informative site. God's Blessings to all. Smeyer


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