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Thompson Rest Home / Deaconess Home

Mountain Lake Park, Maryland: Boarding houses Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


About the Century's turn, a group of Park women, deeply interested in a branch of Church work then known as the Woman's Home Missionary Society, began a project of their own along general Association lines. This was a summer home where hard working Church Deaconesses could enjoy a vacation at a cost commensurate with their meager wage. The women formed a corporation, The Thompson Rest Home of Garrett County, Md.; and bought "Bishop" Thompson's former residence with its three lots. To operate the Home they secured the efficient services of a Deaconess, Miss Octavia Hicks, who continued in the work for upward of forty years. Later, as its needs increased the old Sharp residence on two lots adjoining the Home was acquired, and named the Annex.

…(from Jared Young, 1951)


Thompson Rest Home and Annex, Mountain Lake Park, Md.

Mountain Lake Park Historic Association

214 H Steet

Postmarked Aug 17, 1920

Collection Location:
Mountain Lake Park Historic Association

Original Size:
14 x 9 cms

Mountain Lake Park (Md.); Garrett County (Md.), Pictorial works.

Garrett County (Md.), undated.

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

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