One of the gems of Carroll County is Uniontown. The unincorporated town contains a remarkably cohesive and well-preserved collection of houses, commercial buildings, churches, and schools reflecting the development of this agricultural village from the turn of the 19th century through the 1930s. Uniontown was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The historic district includes almost the entire town.
Two of the outstanding buildings are the homes of father and son doctors, Jacob J. Weaver, Senior and Junior. In 1859, Dr. Weaver, Sr., purchased a two-story log house On Uniontown Road in Uniontown. The home must have seemed too small, and horribly out of date because he soon was in the midst of enlarging extensive renovations. He expanded the house with additions on both sides. He also covered the house in board and batten siding, incorporating decorative bargeboard into the design, transforming his log house into a delightful “Carpenter Gothic” home.
In the 1870s, Dr. Weaver, Jr., built a new home on the other side of Uniontown Road. Weaver chose to build in the Italianate style. Distinctive features of this wonderfully preserved home include a prominent cupola, full length porch, bracketed cornice, and two-story bay window. Sited in a semi-urban setting, this structure, in both plan and form resembles a country house usually found on many acres.
Most of the structures in Uniontown are privately owned but a drive through the town is a great way to enjoy the nice weather.