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Cumberland, Maryland (Downtown in 1910)

Downtown in 1910 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


painted white, and had a shelf running around three sides of the inside with stools placed in front of the shelf for the patrons. It had a number of small colored glass windows all around the wagon, and a likeness of Great Americans was in each window. It was owned and operated by George A. Wadsworth and his son, Lloyd F. Wadsworth. After the death of the elder Mr. Wadsworth, it was operated by the son, Lloyd. Later he sold the Lunch Wagon to the Bucy Brothers, James and Earl. At the time the Kelly Springfield Tire Company plant was being built, the wagon was moved to a location near the construction site. The Lunch Wagon closed after this move.

The Savoy Bowling Alley and Fool Room at 168 Baltimore Street hear the Kenneweg Building was bought by Thomas C. Stakem and Feter D. Firlie in 1910 and was later bought from Mr. Stakem by Peter Firlie and was operated by him until his death in 1945, at which time his family took over the operation. The back part of the first floor was used for bowling, as was the second floor. The front of the first floor was the pool room, with a cigar and refreshment stand. Many bowling leagues, both men and women, used the Savoy Alleys. A large board on one wall carried the latest baseball scores. The Savoy was a gathering place for the young and the sporting element of the city. The business was closed when the building was torn down by Urban Renewal in 1967. The site is part of the GeeBee Shopping Center parking lot.


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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27 x 20 cms

Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

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

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