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Keedysville man buys Mumma House

May 07, 2003

SHARPSBURG - The Town of Sharpsburg settled the sale of the Mumma House on April 30, Town Attorney Charles Wagaman said.

Tom Davis, of Keedysville, bought the former museum at 135 W. Main St. for approximately $43,000, town officials said.

The town took ownership of the house in June 1999 after acquiring it at a tax sale for $42,500. The Town Council bought the property to ensure it would not be used for a major business. Council members wanted to sell the house as a single-family home to an owner who would live there.

When Davis is done remodeling the house, he will have to live in it or sell it, Wagaman said.

The house was home to the privately owned Antietam National Museum from at least the 1970s until about five years ago. It had been vacant since then.

The house was built in about 1860.

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