Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Up Pine Street: Muir to Cedar Street
In the early 1900's businesses were numerous and prosperous from the south end of Pine to where it intersects with High Street.
The neighborhood was filled with beauty salons, barber shops, funeral homes, and taxi cab stands, shoe repair shops, a printing shop, tailor shops and dry cleaners. There were grocery stores, confectionery stores, restaurants, a drug store, carpenters, electricians, a salvage yard, service stations, a vault maker, haulers and movers. Cambridge was part of the entertainment circuit of national performers that supported an opera house, pool halls, night clubs, boarding houses and lodging. From 1880 to the 1960's the business community of all the 'Negro Ward' proudly served over one third of the residents of Dorchester County, Maryland.
Erected by Cambridge, Maryland; Department of Housing and Community Developoment.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 38° 33.983′ N, 76° 4.826′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Pine Street just south of Cross Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 Pine Street, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Empowering the People (a few steps from this marker); Jazz on Pine Street (a few steps from this marker); Bethel Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Holliday Hicks (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Thomas Holliday Hicks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to the Richardson Maritime Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zion United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Barth (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.