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The Colonial

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


The structure is of Colonial Revival style, consisting of three stories, a hipped roof with widow's walk and five "doghouse" dormers. The front porch has a demi-hip roof and six large fluted columns with capitals. The rear of the house has first and second floor open porches with turned columns.

The Colonial was built as a boarding house in 1903 by the Weimer family of Sang Run, MD. The original construction materials list from a local planing mill has been conveyed with the house. Materials for the construction cost $1199.50; labor was provided by the Weimer sons.

Mother Weimer, with the help of the family, ran the boarding house, and father was a circuit rider. Josie, the youngest of the children, continued to manage the boarding house until the 1950's. During the height of the Chautauqua activities in Mountain Lake Park, as many as 37 boarders were housed and fed in the 11 bedroom house. Often, guests from other houses came to the Colonial for meals because of Miss Josie's reputation as an excellent cook. She was very shy and few guests saw her because she remained in the kitchen while others served.

...(From Mountain Lake Park Historic Association, 2003)


Colonial, Mt Lake Park, Md.

Mountain Lake Park Historic Association

113 G Street

Collection Location:
Mountain Lake Park Historic Association

Original Size:
18 x 14 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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