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Singers Glen

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The small and isolated community of Mountain Glen gained popular fame in the nineteenth century as the home of musician Joseph Funk (RH34). He established a printing press here in 1847 and conducted singing schools. With his growing reputation, the village changed its name in 1860 to Singers Glen. Unlike the linear turnpike towns, Singers Glen stretches along Singers Glen Road and nestles into the adjacent hills. Because it is not on a principal transportation artery, Singers Glen has experienced modest growth. The two-story brick former T. Funk and Sons Store (1895) at Glen School Circle features a recessed entrance and round-arched windows, a prominent cornice, and a tall false front with a small pressed-metal gable inscribed “1895—T. Funk and Sons.”

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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