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The Dingle

The Dingle Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The Dingle, depicted here in a photograph taken on September 10, 1916 by Joseph Meyers, was a private residential development in Cumberland's West Side. Excerpts from a letter written by the developer in 1926 states, "I named it 'The Dingle' after a beautiful private estate on the outskirts of Liverpool, England... The Dingle lies between two roads (McMullen Highway and Braddock Road), and means a 'Hollow between the Hills' which is very appropriate".

As noted in a letter-to-the-editor written by John Wiseman and appearing in the Cumberland Times-News, October 17, 2007, "When our 'Dingle' area was first developed it was a gated community that excluded Jews and African Americans. Now the gate is gone and the neighborhood is more open and eclectic."


Joseph Meyers

Photograph: Joseph Meyers, September 10, 1916 from the collection of Albert and Angela Feldstein Information: John Wiseman and Albert Feldstein


Collection Location:
Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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