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Six Mile House (closed)

Formerly/Also Known As Slifer's Tavern, Habeeb House, Plummer House

16198 National Pike
Cumberland, MD 21502

On the old Dan Sullivan farm. Now part of Rocky Gap State Park.

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

Two miles west of Henry Miller's [Tavern] an old tavern was kept by Slifer, whose first name is lost to memory. It is probable he was of the family of Slifers who kept [a tavern] at Boonsboro. It is said of this Slifer that he was a good, square dealing landlord, kept a good house and enjoyed a fair share of patronage.

From the Maryland Historical Trust (1976):

The Six Mile House is located approximately six miles east of Cumberland along U.S. Route 40 on the south side of the road. It is a circa 1830s -1840s, 2 1/2 story, brick structure with a later one-story porch, now enclosed, across the facade (north side). The gable roof was probably replaced since construction as the overhang is wider than normal for this period or building. The roof also has decorated barge boards. The principal facade has six bays. The main entranceway, now covered, is in the third bay from the east and has a doorway directly above on the second story. The principal windows have double-hung wooden sashes with six-over-six lights on the first floor and nine-over-six lights on the second story. The exterior appears to retain much of its original fabric.

The Six Mile House appears to date from the 1830s to 1840s. It is typical in style of other inns in western Maryland, but has the interesting feature of nine-over-six light windows on the second floor and six-over-six ones on the first.

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