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Mountain Lake Park, page 6

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out question one of the finest and best equipped auditoriums in the land.

In 1894 the Lake was greatly enlarged so as to cover about 35 acres of land, and at a cost of $11,300.29. An ice house with a capacity of 2500 tons was erected on the east side of the Lake, a boat house on the west side; a keeper's house was also erected. In 1896 a fine livery of boats was placed on the Lake and became one of the attractions of the Park. The boats have returned to our Treasury a profit of $262.92.

In 1896 the Hall of Philosophy was dedicated, and in 1897 the Association purchased the P. O. Building from Mr. Sperry for the sum of $540.00. In 1899 the Athletic Field was laid off and the grand stand erected. Golf links followed in 1900.

The first sewer district was put in during the fall of 1899, followed by water-works in 1900. Electric light was introduced in 1895 from the Oakland plant, and in 1898 the supply was furnished by the Park plant

The Association surrendered its rights to the streets and resources from taxation and license to the Community of Mt. Lake Park which was established under the Laws of the State of Maryland July 18th, 1888. Dr. J. F. Goucher was elected Pres., J. M. Davis, Sec, and R. W. Armstrong, Treas. The annual committee was composed of J.


C. P. Martin and Son



An ideal place for retired people. Large and comfortable rooms with free access to spacious porches, surrounded by a grove of large oaks. Excellent home-cooked meals. Pleasant, social atmosphere. Ideal climate every season of the year. Can accommodate transit and permanent guests.

For information write: Mrs. Mary M. Kiser, Mt. Lake Park, Md.
Deerfield 4-3593


Editor: Felix G. Robinson


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

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

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