Reisterstown has an extensive history. If you are interested in learning about the history of Reisterstown, visit the Reisterstown Historical Room at the Reisterstown Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library.
Formerly the Pikes Theater, the Pikes Cinema Bar & Grill is divided into a restaurant and two-cinema theater. Will Rich, the owner of the Pikes Cinema Bar & Grill, said the restaurant has a large selection of all kinds of dishes with an extensive seafood line. The restaurant has 18 ft. art deco ceilings and life-size statues of artists from the past like The Blues Brothers, Marilyn Monroe, and John Wayne, Rich said. In front of the theater, you will find the original projector from Pikes Theater. Pikes Theater originally opened in the 1930s.
The Lion Brothers Company is the embroidery company that developed Champion’s logo, according to its website. The 115-year-old company is located at 10246 Reisterstown Rd. in Owings Mills.
The front of the Reisterstown Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, located at 21 Cockeys Mill Road in Reisterstown, is formerly the Franklin Academy. Franklin Academy opened in January 1820, as the as the county’s first high school.
The area of MD Rt. 140 that is named Reisterstown Road is 13.5 miles long. Reisterstown Road was originally called Conewago Road, then Pack Horse Road, and Wheelbarrow Road before its final naming.
The Reisterstown Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library is home to the Reisterstown Historical Room. Abigail Cooley, Branch Manager of the Reisterstown Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, said the room has a variety of materials that people can use to research their family history, view historic photos and scrapbooks, and is home to most Franklin High School yearbooks.
According to the 1932 Franklin High School Student Handbook found in the Library, students had to pay 25 cents a week to ride the bus to and from school throughout the year.
The first Reisterstown Day was in 1966. The celebration is no longer around, but the Reisterstown Festival is here for patrons to enjoy!