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Lonaconing, MD.

Lonaconing, Allegany County Maryland Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Lonaconing, the town where Robert Moses Grove grew up and lived in the off season and after he retired, is a coal mining town in western Allegany county, established in 1839.

In the center of this design is the Lonaconing Furnace, the first American furnace to use coal and coke instead of charcoal. To the right is the George's Creek Regional Library where the Grove's MVP trophy is housed. The architecture echoes the striations of coal in the surrounding hills and the children's room recalls the Furnace.

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Main Street, 1910
Central School, Main Street
Koontz Mine, with coal trucks
World War I Memorial
The Lonaconing Silk Mill


Mark P. Lewyn

Mark P. Lewyn and Lisa Dunn

Designed for the George's Creek Promotion Council, and used in the display case at the library.


Collection Location:
George's Creek Regional Library

Lonaconing (Md.)

Lonaconing (Md.), 2000

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

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