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Written by Chris Stevens   
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 20:36

DISCOVER HISTORIC ROLLING MILL: The Architect Designed Homes by Wright Butler (227 Cecelia Street; 408 & 410 Park Street); by Aaron May (404 Park Street);  and by J.S. Seibert (404 Park Street)

227 Cecelia Street Wright Butler

 

The City of Cumberland and the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, an instrumentality of City government, plan to demolish portions of the historic Rolling Mill neighborhood to build incompatible and economically unsustainable low-density sprawl. Proponents of demolition have suggested that the buildings are not historic; so in an effort to better understand what may be lost, we’ll be sharing short stories about many of these threatened properties.

 

227 Cecelia Street, designed by Wright Butler

 

Although most of the houses ...

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MCTA to Host Reception and Exhibit "Meet Home Ground" PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 February 2016 15:52

Home Ground ReceptionMountain City Traditional Arts will host a reception and exhibit, titled “Meet Home Ground,” on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The exhibit, produced by FSU students enrolled in Sociology of the Environment, features documentation and interviews conducted in the fall by Folklore in Appalachia students. The event is free and open to the public.

“Meet Home Ground” will provide area residents with the opportunity to learn more about the program offerings and experiences that Home Ground supports. Home Ground is an Allegany County-based organization committed to bringing people together to enjoy the outdoors and to appreciate the vital role of nature in peoples’ lives and communities. It also seeks to inspire citizens ...

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MCTA to Present Irish Traditional Music Trio Truckley Howl PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 21 February 2016 16:17

The Truckley Howl A powerhouse of Irish traditional music, The Truckley Howl, consisting of John Blake, Mairead Hurley and Nathan Gourley, will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg on Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. The program is open to the public; a $15 donation is suggested.

Blending the rich sounds of fiddle, flute, concertina and guitar, these three masters of their instruments play lively melodies taken from the deep well of traditional music of Ireland.

Blake is a traditional Irish flute player, guitarist and pianist. A former member of the traditional group Teada, he has performed and recorded with Irish musicians John Carty, Paddy Glackin, Noel Hill, Liam O’Flynn, Jesse Smith, Harry Bradley, Colm Gannon, The ...

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Tavern at 508 Park Street- Historic Properties of Rolling Mill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Stevens   
Friday, 12 February 2016 08:26

Tavern at 508 Park Street

Editor's Note: This is the second in our series highlighting some of the historic properties of the Rolling Mill neighborhood. The first focused on Kingsley Methodist Church.

 

Discover Historic Rolling Mill: Malamphy’s Saloon (508 Park Street) and The Malamphy Bottling Works 218 Williams Street

The City of Cumberland and the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, an instrumentality of City government, plan to demolish portions of the historic Rolling Mill neighborhood to build incompatible and economically unsustainable low-density sprawl. Proponents of demolition have suggested that the buildings are not historic; so in an effort to better understand what may be lost, we’ll be sharing short stories about many of ...

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Historic Properties of Rolling Mill PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Stevens   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:15

Editor's Note: With Preservation Maryland weighing in on the City of Cumberland's plans for the Rolling Mill/Maryland Ave Redevelopment Project there has been a good deal of chatter on social media regarding the neighborhood's historic value. Below is a caption provided by Cumberland resident and historic preservation professional Chris Stevens. 

KMC

Kingsley Methodist Church was started in 1870 at a site at Oldtown Road and Gay Street and was known as Kingsley Chapel. A committee from the Centre Street Methodist Church selected the site. In 1882 a lot was purchased on Williams Street. The cornerstone was laid in 1883. The church was finished and dedicated June 22, 1884. The historic brick chapel at 248 Williams Street with its shingle tower is Italianate in style. ...
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