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Park on Braddock Road?

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Joint City Park Committee Presents Recommendation to Mayor and City Council.

The proposed public park for the citizens of Cumberland which has been under discussion for sometime, was taken up this morning at the meeting of the City Council when Tasker G. Lowndes, representing the joint committee of the Civic, Rotary and Lions Clubs and the Chamber of Commerce, presented its report.
The site suggested and recommended consists of 120 acres along the Braddock Road, rich in historical possession. It presents a magnificent scenic view of the surrounding country, La Vale and the Potomac Valley. A blueprint showing the recommended site which is situated on the south side of Braddock Road, one mile west of Cumberland, fronting on 4700 feet on that road, is owned by W. Carl Richards and others.

The price is $35,000, and which is thought by the entire committee as fair and reasonable.

A letter from Miss Elizabeth L. Lowndes, of the Civic Club, and David A. Robb, attorney for the property owners, is attached to the report.

Mr. Robb states that Mr. Richards and his associates will convey the land to the Mayor and City Council on the following terms: $5000 down and $10,000 in three yearly installments with interest.

It was decided by the Council to take up the offer under consideration, visit the site and go into the proposition at another meeting.

Mayor Koon stated that he had talked with several others on the park site proposition, and all expressed themselves as pleased with the location and that the purchase price was a very reasonable one. He said if the city intended to get a public park for its citizens, that in his opinion now was the time, and that he favored the project.

Much of the proposed park is in virgin wilderness, with sand springs and said to be ideal for public use.

Routine Matters

An ordinance to give notice of the intention of the Mayor and City Council to open First street between Springdale and Oak streets was passed this morning at the meeting of the City Council.
The following orders were passed! To prepare plans and to ask bids for a sewer in rear of lots fronting on Ridgedale avenue between Lake avenue and Gephart Drive.
For the City Engineer to prepare plans for the installation of water lines from Goethe street to Goethe addition: That Milton Hawk be reimbursed $87.14 for amount expended in building a sewer on Mt. Royal avenue, less frontage of his property.


Cumberland Times


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Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland (Md.) press coverage; Cumberland (Md.) Chamber of Commerce

Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930

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

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