EARLY PHOTOS OF OLDTOWN
Michael Cresap House in center of photo with C&O Canal in foreground.
The steeple of St.Francis Catholic church shows in the background. The original water vessels from St. Francis are displayed in the Michael Cresap Museum. The Catholic cemetery and the Methodist cemetery are still side by side on Oldtown Cemetery Road. In this photo you can also see the foundation of where the original lock house #70 stood.
Early Oldtown was a thriving little town. There was originally two saloons, a grocery store, an ice house, stables for rent, a shoe shop, a hat shop and a large tannery.
Michael Cresap House in upper right corner of photo with C&O Canal and boat in foreground.
Note: Photos and corresponding information acquired from the Irvin Michael Cresap Museum website, http://michaelcresapmuseum.org/.