Western Maryland finished – sort of
We headed West and got a pile of pictures ……almost thought we were done Western Maryland picture shooting for a while, when we already found we have have missed a site. More on that in a bit……
We added two Armory Buildings to the site
Cumberland’s Armory building is in excellent condition, It’s located on Centre Street , and is only a few feet from the I-68 overpass. You can actually see the top of the building when you pass by on the Interstate. This completes the list of all the old surviving Armory Buildings of this style for the page, as I never found the Salisbury Armory. ( I am aware of the newer Salisbury Armory Building on Rt 50, but I have been looking for an older one on Main or Division Street downtown ). As nice as the old Armory Building is in Cumberland, we could not find many references for it online and actually had to search the entire City through Google Maps to find it.
Thinking I was complete on old Armory Buildings for the State of Maryland, having recently added Kensington and Cumberland, I have seen a few built in the 1940’s in a Art Deco Style I will be adding as well. There is a Art Deco Style Armory building in LaPlata in Southern Maryland on the photo to do list and we were able to get the Frostburg Armory this past weekend.
Banks we added this weekend included the following :
Barton Maryland – Western Maryland. ( Allegany County ) The old Bank has been converted into a Post Office.
Cool Spring Maryland – Washington County.
South Cumberland – Maryland – This cool old bank is located on Virginia Avenue. Used as a Auto repair shop.
Lonaconing Maryland – We have heard of a very ornate bank in the town, but we could not find it. We did find this old bank however.
Midland Maryland – Old First National Bank Building
Myersville – Maryland
Also had the chance to add several Train Stations to the site :
Myersville – Maryland – Train / Trolley Station
Cumberland Maryland Train Station
Frostburg Maryland Train station
Westernport Maryland Train Station
As for a missed spot, we never really looked for the Mountain Lake Park Train Station, which can be seen on several old postcards on the site. A check found that the old train Station still appears to be standing.
We’ll be traveling out West…Again , Soon.