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Building Owners Honor the Past Renaming M&T Bank Building

September 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

With an eye toward preserving a part of  history, the new owners of the former M&T Bank Building on the downtown Cumberland pedestrian mall have renamed that building The Rosenbaum. Two Cumberland businessmen, Chris Hendershot and Garrett Eagan, purchased the former bank at 118 Baltimore St. in early August for half a million dollars with plans to develop it into a mixed residential and commercial establishment. The new owners wanted to rebrand the five-story building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, with a new name.  Built in 1898, the building was well known for housing Rosenbaum’s Department Store for decades. Eagan and Hendershot say the goal is to be part of the future tourism industry downtown,  while at the same time honoring the past…