127 Polk St, Cumberland, MD, 21502 $60,000
This c.1905 handyman special has a wonderful exterior! Its mirrored twin sits next door. Our featured home was owned for decades by Frederick and Clara Herring. They lived here with their large extended family. Frederick and his three sons worked for the bottling company. In the 1910s seven other family members lived there with them. By 1940, Clara, now a widow, was living there with her three 50s-something single sons and widowed daughter. At this point the sons had their own plumbing business. The house was valued at $6,000.