A Lingering Look at Architecture: March ~ Cumberland Maryland

This month’s challenge topic is: Architecture Field Trips in which I encourage you to share some of the beautiful architecture you have captured from your travels. Even if you are like me and don’t get to travel very far.

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This week I am showing you Cumberland Maryland which is 90 minutes away from me. Cumberland is a quaint town cut into the Allegheny mountains. During the industrial age Cumberland supplied ore, coal, and timber. But after WWII its population declined to the approximately 20,000 it holds today.

A once thriving port city it is now located on the cusp of one of the poorest regions in the United States. The architecture combined with the topography are still beautiful and I hope to return soon.