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Hancock council may get funding to restore Toll House

September 09, 1999

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council may get additional state money to restore a National Pike Road Toll House to its original appearance.

The town has been told it might get some Highway Enhancement Fund money from the State Highway Administration, Town Manager Louis Close said at Wednesday's Hancock Town Council meeting.

Close is meeting with administration officials Sept. 20 on the matter, he said.

The Maryland Historical Trust has given the town a $40,000 grant for the project. The Hancock Historical Society has been working with the town on the push.

The property is at Md. Rt. 144 and Locher Road just west of the town limits, Close said.

The toll house, built in 1820, was used to collect tolls from travelers on the road.

- Scott Butki

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