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Church of St. Patrick, Cumberland

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
1. Church of St. Patrick, Cumberland Marker
Inscription.  A log chapel dedicated to St. Mary was built on this site in 1791. The first parishioners were mostly English Catholics from Southern Maryland. A brick church replaced the log building in 1939. Cumberland became a major center of transportation and commerce in the mid-19th century with construction of the National Road, C&O Canal, and B&O Railroad. Irish immigrants drawn by economic opportunity brought, substantial growth to the parish. The present church, designed by Irish-born architect John Tehan was completed in 1851 and dedicated to St. Patrick.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 39.291′ N, 78° 45.865′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of North Centre Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling west on North Centre Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North Centre Street, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of Saint Patrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright Butler House
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 24, 2019
2. Church of St. Patrick, Cumberland Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bell Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Federal Court and Postoffice (approx. 0.2 miles away); Canada Hose Company No. 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Military Hospital (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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