“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Friendsville in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Morris Avenue and Maple Street

Morris Avenue and Maple Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 24, 2019
1. Morris Avenue and Maple Street Marker
Inscription.  During the late 1800's, the junction of Morris Ave. and Maple St. is where people congregated most. The building now occupied by Precision Rafting was originally W.W. Savage's Furniture and Clothing Store. His father, Salathial Savage, was the town's undertaker and when he died W.W. turned the store into a funeral home and took up his father's business as the undertaker. Later it became a restaurant and Dr. Greenwald's office.

The Central Hotel on the northeast corner was built by J. Cuppett and was later operated by C.R. Long. It then became Dr. Mason's Medical Center followed by Engle's Meat Market, Schlosnagle's Meat Market and Clothing Store and finally Tabor's Pizza Parlor and store.

The buildings shown below on Maple Street from right to left are C.V. Guard's Store and Post Office which became Cecil Schroyer's Store. It was last used to build theatrical sets for Broadway until it burnt down in 1985. The second building (at this sign marker) was a home as it is today. The Friendsville Drug Company was next (3rd from right) which then became "Turkey Bill" and Effie Friend's Store and Lunch Counter, the Ray McCullough's
Morris Avenue and Maple Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 24, 2019
2. Morris Avenue and Maple Street Marker
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Store. Ken Friend started a bar in the building and today it is Ken's Irish Pub. Beside the pub (4th building) was Wolfe's Store, which became the Clover Farm Store now the S&S Market. By the railroad tracks was Ross's Feed Store.

On the north side of Maple Street was August Neil's Photography Studio/Newspaper and Jewelry Shop. Many early local photos were taken by "Augie" Neil.
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area Authority. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Friendsville History Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1985.
Location. 39° 39.838′ N, 79° 24.395′ W. Marker is in Friendsville, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Maple Street east of Morris Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 271 Maple Street, Friendsville MD 21531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friendsville Honor Roll (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank, Leslie Friend Store & Military Honors (about 300 feet away); The Unique Milling Company (about 300 feet away); Friendsville Commerce, Custer's and Ryland's Stores
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(about 400 feet away); Yough Motors, Confectionary and Bandstand (about 400 feet away); Water Street North, Captain Elijah Monroe Friend (about 400 feet away); Riverside Hotel & Knights of Pythias (about 400 feet away); The Railroad Era and Hotels (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friendsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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