View of Frostburg, Allegany County, M.D., 1905 / drawn & published by T. M. Fowler.
This panoramic print of Frostburg, Maryland was drawn and published by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler in 1905. Frostburg was the first stop for those heading westward along the National Road.
Frostburg gained momentum with the discovery of bituminous coal in the Georges Creek Valley of the Allegheny Mountains. The valued fuel source was aggressively mined during the 1800's, and shipped via the George’s Creek & Cumberland Railroad.
Frostburg’s Normal School #2 was founded in 1898 for the instruction of teachers for Maryland’s educational system. The school is now known to as Frostburg State University.
The map includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad route. The featured inset illustrations include:
- Methodist E. Church.
- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
- State Normal School No. 2.
- Residence of John Odgers. Built by Fuller Bros. in 1902.
- Hotel Gladstone. W. R. Gunter. Built by Fuller Bros. in 1895.
- Residence of J. S. Metzger.
- Beall High School.
- St. Michael’s Church.
- Savage Mountain Fire Brick Co.
- First National Bank Bldg.
- Mining Journal Office. J. B. Oder, Editor.
- Residence of J. H. Fuller.
- View from windows at Hotel Gladstone looking north. Mountains of Pennsylvania in the distance.
- Shady Cottage. William McLuckie, Jr., Proprietor. Bowery St.
- Welsh Baptist Church.
- Welsh Congregational Church.
- Property of John J. Price.
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