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50 years ago today: first move to establish Frederick HDC

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: 50 Years Ago January 6, 1967 Over 30 Frederick residents and businessmen last night asked the Board of Aldermen to create a Historic District Commission for the city. State Senator-elect Goodloe E. Byron, spokesman for the group, said the move was being led by the Fredericktown Association. “A Historic District [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on 50 years ago today: first move to establish Frederick HDC

Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold hearing on Presbyterian Home of Maryland

Excerpt from Baltimore Sun: The public will have an opportunity to testify Jan. 12 on a proposal to make the former Presbyterian Home of Maryland building at 400 Georgia Court, in Towson, a county historic landmark. Therese McAllister, of Southland Hills, who has been involved in an effort coordinated by that community to add the [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Baltimore County, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold hearing on Presbyterian Home of Maryland

Annapolis mayor invites citizens to apply to serve on HPC

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The New Year brings new opportunities and the City of Annapolis hopes you will be a part of shaping policy and guiding City Council's decisions as a member of our numerous boards and commissions in 2017. Mayor Michael Pantelides is grateful to all who choose to serve as members because [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Annapolis, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis mayor invites citizens to apply to serve on HPC

Wicomico County appoints new HDC commissioner

Excerpt from Delmarva Now: The Wicomico County Council approved the appointment of Greg Erdie to the Historic District Commission. The commission is a seven-member board responsible for the review of all construction or demolition activity affecting the external appearance of buildings within approved historic districts, according to the county website. Two historic districts have been [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Good News, Wicomico County|Comments Off on Wicomico County appoints new HDC commissioner

In Frederick historic district, placement of utility boxes poses problems

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: When James Callear bought a house on West Third Street in May, he was familiar with the rules governing the Frederick Town Historic District. What he didn’t realize, despite owning and renovating other properties in the historic district, was that utility boxes and meters cannot be on building facades, according to [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, New Construction|Comments Off on In Frederick historic district, placement of utility boxes poses problems

Appeals Board overturns Berlin HDC business sign decision

Excerpt from the Dispatch: The Berlin Butcher Shop will be allowed to keep its pylon sign following a decision by the town’s board of appeals. On Wednesday, the board of appeals voted unanimously to overturn the October decision of the Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) not to permit the Berlin Butcher Shop’s pylon sign, which [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Berlin, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Appeals Board overturns Berlin HDC business sign decision

City of Frederick HPC denies the request to demolish 56 S. Market St

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Blight, structural and safety problems surrounding a prominent historic building in downtown Frederick don’t justify its demolition. This was the message of the city Historic Preservation Commission, which in a unanimous vote on Thursday denied the request to demolish the three-story building at 56 S. Market St. The decision ends a [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Demolition by Neglect, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC denies the request to demolish 56 S. Market St

Annapolis City Council to vote on landmarking Parole Hospital

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: at started as a small prenatal and postpartum health care program for African-American women has grown over 80 years into a multipurpose health center that provides services to people all over the county. That prenatal and postpartum care facility was run out of a church sanctuary, now known as Cecil Memorial [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Annapolis, Good News, Institutional, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Annapolis City Council to vote on landmarking Parole Hospital

Montgomery County HPC to hold public hearing on relocation of Community Hardware Store

Excerpt from Bethesda Patch: The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. regarding the proposed relocation of the Community Hardware Store (“Wilson Store”), which is currently located at 7250 Wisconsin Avenue and has historic preservation status. The developers of the Apex Building at 7272 [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County HPC to hold public hearing on relocation of Community Hardware Store

Cumberland seeks candidates to fill HPC vacancies

Excerpt from the Cumberland Times-News: CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland mayor and City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the Historic Preservation Commission, with at least one of the positions to be filled by a city resident. Applicants must have a resume that meets the professional qualifications according to federal standard 36 CFR 61as [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Cumberland, Good News|Comments Off on Cumberland seeks candidates to fill HPC vacancies

City of Frederick HPC votes to postpone decision on demolition of 56 S. Market St. until next public hearing

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Frederick's Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday voted to postpone its decision on a request to demolish the front, three-story portion of 56 S. Market St. until its next public hearing. The continuance came after a motion to deny property owner Suitland Road LLC's demolition request failed by a split 3-3 vote. [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC votes to postpone decision on demolition of 56 S. Market St. until next public hearing

Chestertown HPC recommends designation for Radcliffee Cross

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Kent County Historic Preservation Commission, meeting Monday, recommended designation of a property on Quaker Neck Road as a historic site. Cherilyn Widell, a historic preservation consultant based in Chestertown, presented information on Radcliffe Cross at 8046 Quaker Neck Road, just outside Chestertown. The new owners, John and Elionra Silbersack, are currently [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Good News, Kent County, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Chestertown HPC recommends designation for Radcliffee Cross

District Court postpones hearing on Annapolis mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: An attorney representing the owners of Tsunami filed a motion to dismiss the case surrounding a mural painted on the restaurant's facade as the clash between him and city officials made its way to District Court this week. Attorney Joseph Gormley filed a motion Monday that essentially makes the same [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Annapolis, Design Review & Guidelines, Legal Issues|Comments Off on District Court postpones hearing on Annapolis mural

City of Frederick HPC to vote Oct. 13 on Taney bust

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A controversial proposal to remove a bust of Roger Brooke Taney from outside Frederick City Hall remains one vote away from a final decision. The city Historic Preservation Commission will on Oct. 13 issue a final verdict. The commission will decide if the Taney bust, an accompanying plaque and a [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC to vote Oct. 13 on Taney bust

Chestertown HDC considers upgrades to Chestertown Marina

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: The Historic District Commission, meeting Sept. 7, weighed in on plans for an interpretive center to be installed as part of the upgrades at Chestertown Marina. Charles Patterson and Zachary Secor of SM&P Architects showed the plans of the building, which will also include a marina store, restrooms and showers for boaters. [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Chestertown, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction|Comments Off on Chestertown HDC considers upgrades to Chestertown Marina

Report of the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments Released

Excerpt from a City of Baltimore press release: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the release of a report on the findings of Baltimore City-owned public Confederate Monuments that lays the groundwork to address the recommendations for their future in the City. The report can be found on the Mayor's website, here. Visit the Commission’s website to [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Baltimore City, Good News, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues, Survey & Documentation|Comments Off on Report of the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments Released

MHT won’t be involved in Taney bust decision

Excerpt from WTOP: FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland city’s plan to rid its City Hall courtyard of a statue of the man who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery won’t be second-guessed by the state. Maryland Historical Trust Director Elizabeth Hughes wrote in a Sept. 2 letter to officials in Frederick that [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on MHT won’t be involved in Taney bust decision

Frederick’s Taney bust in the New York Times

Excerpt from the New York Times: FREDERICK, Md. — In 1801, Roger Brooke Taney, the politically minded son of a Maryland tobacco planter, settled here to practice law. He married the sister of Francis Scott Key, won election to the State Senate and worked his way to Washington, where he landed a dream job: Chief [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Frederick’s Taney bust in the New York Times

Maryland Historical Trust to review plan for removal of Taney Statue

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: A state panel is postponing its review of a plan to remove from the grounds of Frederick City Hall a statue of the Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery. Spokesman John Coleman says the Maryland Historical Trust's Easement Committee has postponed until Monday [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Maryland Historical Trust to review plan for removal of Taney Statue

City of Frederick Aldermen reject designation for Fairgrounds

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Further requirements won’t be added to protect the agricultural history that the Frederick Fairgrounds represents. The Frederick Board of Aldermen on Thursday voted to deny a proposal to place a historic preservation overlay on a portion of the fairgrounds property. The 4-0 vote was met with a standing ovation from [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on City of Frederick Aldermen reject designation for Fairgrounds