And she's in a position to know. It would be hard to find anyone more invested in Turner Station and its history than Speed, a cosmetologist and community leader. Speed left East Baltimore in the 1960s when she married John Emmitt Speed Jr., who introduced her to the historically African-American neighborhood at the tip of Dundalk in Baltimore County and to one of its main gathering spots, Speed's Barber and Beauty at 201 Main St. According to Speed, her husband, who had owned the barbershop since the 1940s, "liked to refer to himself as a tonsorialist," an old-world word for barber. Complete with Art Deco-style mirrors, wooden bureaus, and those big, old-fashioned barber chairs, Speed's is partitioned into two sides: the barbershop for men and the beauty salon for women.