THE HISTORY OF TOWSON ESTATES
“A Community of Charming Homes”
The neighborhood of Towson Estates is located in Towson, Maryland, 21286. The development’s 64 single family and duplex homes have an Old-World charm and are surrounded by fountains, stone walls, mature trees, and gardens. Although in close proximity to the Baltimore Beltway, numerous shopping centers, and bustling downtown Towson, Towson Estates is tucked away and enjoys a secluded atmosphere.
Towson Estates was constructed in the late 1920’s through early 1940’s as an upscale rental community. Encompassing 107 acres of land, Towson Estates is bordered by E. Joppa Rd. to the south, Edgewood Rd. to the west and north, and Edgeclift Rd. to the east, and has no through streets. At the time it was built, Towson Estates was adjacent to the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line and had its own train stop. The neighborhood boasted gas and electricity in every home and was supplied water by artesian wells. The years have seen the removal of the railroad tracks and the addition of Goucher Blvd. and city water supply.
Developer Walter C. Mylander envisioned the neighborhood of Towson Estates as “the most unique as well as ideal in the vicinity of Baltimore City.” Beginning in the late 1950’s, the homes became available for sale for the first time. Several of the first homeowners still reside in the neighborhood. Although some in-fill development has occurred over the years, much of Towson Estates remains unchanged. These fine stone houses reflect the craftsmanship and pride that Mylander invested in his “ideal homes ideally located.”
Towson Estates is attractive to homeowners because it was so carefully built and has been so lovingly preserved. For nearly ninety years, homeowners have maintained the neighborhood's overall visual integrity and cohesiveness.