Kelly-Springfield Tire Plant, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, Allegany County, MD
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701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER MD-102
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1945 subsequent work
Significance: The Kelly-Springfield Tire Plant is a technologically and historically significant industrial complex in Allegany County. The facility was in operation from 1921 until 1987 and served as Kelly-Springfield's only manufacturing plant between 1925 and 1962. The plant was critical to the development of Cumberland during the twentieth century, and is an important record of an early tire manufacturing plant. The design, construction, and modification of the plant reflect the evolution of the tire manufacturing process.
S. Diescher & Sons
Nicely, John, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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