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9 North Centre Street

The building at 9 N. Centre has been a fixture in downtown Cumberland since the 1890’s.  The building housed Bernstein's Furniture Store from about 1914 until 1981, when it was sold to Goodwill Industries.  Goodwill used it as their retail store, processing and training center until it was purchased by the H&S Development in August of 2006 and redeveloped by Betsey and Doug Schwab. It houses a world class Art Gallery with over 10,000 square ft. of exhibit space and five luxury apartments.


Located in a river valley in “Mountain Maryland” – the Appalachians in Allegany County – Cumberland is an historic town (27 listings in the National Register of Historic Places) that has evolved into a vibrant arts community.

Cumberland’s Town Centre comprises of a three-block pedestrian mall with adjacent side streets and offers fine dining, unique shops, stylish living and a blossoming artist colony, all housed in significant turn-of-the-century architecture.

Canal Place Heritage Area, at the western end of the C&O Canal, showcases the heritage of this former railroad hub. It also features an enticing mix of retail, galleries and recreation. Boat rides on the canal and excursions aboard an old-time train powered by a steam locomotive are available from Canal Place.

The “Trestle Walk” at Canal Place connects the restored Western Maryland Railway Station – home of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and the Allegany County Visitor Center – with the C&O Canal Tow Path, where you can begin an invigorating hike or bike ride.

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