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Cumberland, Maryland (Downtown in 1930)

Downtown in 1930 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


which included besides an apartment for the Ruehl family and a storeroom on the first floor, rooms where twelve craft unions met in the upper stories. The three story Morehead Building at 23 North Mechanic Street had on the street floor the William Morehead's Sons Hardware Store and Tin Shop. On the second and third floor were meeting rooms for twelve union and fraternal organizations. Polk Street was a residential street, but also had the Junior Order United American Mechanics Hall, and a three story building which besides meeting rooms had a number of apartments. At the rear of 132 Polk Street was the Knights of Pythias Home, which housed besides that Order, William T. Sherman Lodge No. 1, A.F. and A.M., and the Star of West Lodge A.F. and A.M., which were Black lodges. The Sharer and Hering Plumbing Company and the Marion O. Anderson Blacksmith Shop were on Salem Street next to the Maryland State Armory on South Centre Street.

Miniature golf courses in Downtown Cumberland included the Golf Garden at 38 1/2 Baltimore Street on the second floor, now the site of the Wolf Furniture Store, the Evergreen Golf Course at 108 South Mechanic Street, and the Lucky Strike Golf Course at the corner of South Mechanic and Pershing Streets.

Theatres in Downtown Cumberland included the Garden Theatre at 125 North Mechanic Street, the Strand Theatre at South Liberty and Pershing Streets, the Liberty Theatre at 24 North Liberty Street, the Maryland Theatre at 37 North Mechanic Street, and the Capitol Theatre at 133 Baltimore Street.


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

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

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