Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the United Railways & Electric Company of Baltimore dating back to the 1890's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Treasurer, was printed by the Western Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12 1/2" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).
This certificate features a vignette of the Maryland State Seal.
The United Railways and Electric Company was a street railway company in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area of Maryland from 1899 to 1935.
In 1900, the company built the Power Plant in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to provide electrical power to the system. The system suffered extensive damage during the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, but the company rebuilt under the supervision of its President, John Mifflin Hood.
United Railways declared bankruptcy in 1933. The company was reorganized in 1935 as the Baltimore Transit Company. In 1970 the transit company was absorbed into the Maryland Transit Administration, a public agency.