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Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mayor Joseph L. Mathias

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, May 10, 2017
1. Mayor Joseph L. Mathias Marker
Inscription.  
A tribute
Mayor Joseph L. Mathias
1884-1963
A community leader who served the city of
Westminster with dedication and distinction
over a period of thirty -two years.
City Councilman 1927-1937
Mayor of Westminster 1942-1963

Eliminated bonded indebtedness of city
Reduced municipal tax rate seven times without curtailment of city services
Instrumental in development of municipal playground and downtown parking areas
Purchased present municipal service building and upgraded and developed new street lighting system
Modernized and expanded the Westminster Police Department.
Presented by his associates 1979

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 39° 34.5′ N, 76° 59.767′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Main Street and Liberty Street, on the left when traveling north on E. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westminster MD 21157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Larry Gertner, May 10, 2017
2. Mayor Joseph L. Mathias Marker vicinity
The marker is out of sight to the left, at the junction of E. Main and Liberty Streets.
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distance of this marker. Westminster Depot (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); History Is Also Now (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neal Home (about 700 feet away); The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rosser Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pvt. Jerome L. Day (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Bradley T. Johnson's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
 
Mayor Joseph L. Mathias image. Click for full size.
from the Carroll County Times, 1963
3. Mayor Joseph L. Mathias
"On July 2, 1963 a Pedestrian Safety Achievement Award Presentation was held at City Hall. From left, Westminster City Manager John Eckard, Mayor Joseph Mathias, state Del. Wilbur Magin, and Robert Leese, AAA representative."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on May 30, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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