Saturday, January 12, 2008


The National Road goes through Cumberland in such a way that one misses a lot of the history of the city. It's really worth getting out of your car and wandering the city a bit. One of my favorite parts of the Road in Cumberland is Frederick Road. Frederick Road leads east out of downtown Cumberland. The National Road is split into two one way streets here - Bedford Street is the other half of the road. Perhaps it has something to do with the gorgeous late afteroon light, but I think the architecture of this neighborhood has considerable merit.

These photographs show the gradual transition out of the city.

Engine Co. No. 3, Cumberland, Maryland
Engine Company No. 3

Old houses, Cumberland, Maryland
A row of houses

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Cumberland, Maryland
St. Lukes Lutheran Church

Watertower, Cumberland, Maryland
House with water tower in background

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