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Maryland’s Historic Districts – Fall 2017

Read the complete Fall Issue. Excerpts from this edition: Gaithersburg Study Finds Local Districts Pay Chris Berger, Planner and Staff Liaison to Gaithersburg HPC, City of GaithersburgProperty rights advocates throughout the nation are attacking the validity of local historic districts. They claim that local designation adds an extra layer of government regulation that negatively affects [...]

By | 2017-10-17T10:46:50+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Annual Meeting, Archaeology, Gaithersburg, Good News, Historical Material Maintenance, Newsletter, Prince George's County, Tax Credits, Training|Comments Off on Maryland’s Historic Districts – Fall 2017

Annapolis HPC approves plan to re-brick Main Street

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: In the hopes of creating a street that lasts, the Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday voted to approve a city plan to re-brick Main Street in downtown Annapolis. The approval allows the city’s Department of Public Works to vet bids to uproot the bricks and asphalt, which have failed 22 [...]

By | 2017-09-29T11:29:27+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Annapolis, Design Review & Guidelines, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis HPC approves plan to re-brick Main Street

Howard County HPC receives grant to update design guidelines

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Restoration efforts following last year’s devastating Ellicott City flood continue to take new shape, now in the form of a grant program from a partnership between Preservation Maryland and Historic Ellicott City Inc. The grants, totaling $50,000, were awarded last month to several groups located in the historic district, and [...]

By | 2017-09-29T11:20:44+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Good News, Howard County, Partner Organizations|Comments Off on Howard County HPC receives grant to update design guidelines

Sunny Pritchard retires as Laurel HDC coordinator

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Sunny Pritchard is an Old Town native and, since 1943, has never really left it. She grew up in a home on Talbott Avenue. She attended Laurel Elementary Schooland graduated from Laurel High School. She and her husband of 57 years raised their four children in a home along Montrose Avenue. And for the [...]

By | 2017-09-01T10:53:07+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Good News, Laurel|Comments Off on Sunny Pritchard retires as Laurel HDC coordinator

Baker starts Kickstarter to reopen Germantown landmark, Cider Barrel

Excerpt from Bethesda Beat: A Germantown landmark since much of the surrounding area was still farmland, the Cider Barrel now stands empty next to an apartment complex along Md. 355. The once-popular stop for apple cider—a barrel-shaped building painted red, white and blue—closed in 2003, but a local pastry chef is hoping to lease and [...]

By | 2017-08-16T11:13:49+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Good News, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Baker starts Kickstarter to reopen Germantown landmark, Cider Barrel

Two new appointees to City of Frederick HPC

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Like bookends behind the City Hall dais, two new faces joined members of the Frederick Historic Preservation Commission as they delved through heavy agendas during the past two meetings. The new members — Jessica Underwood and Stacey Streett — filled two vacancies that appeared on the board several months ago. [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:54:44+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on Two new appointees to City of Frederick HPC

Annapolis seeks HPC members

Excerpt from Capital Gazette:   The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications to construct, alter, move, demolish or repair a structure within the historic district. Regular public hearings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Administrative meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:31:04+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis seeks HPC members

Gaithersburg HDC recognizes smokehouse restoration with historic preservation award

Excerpt from the Gaithersburg Patch: On May 24, the Gaithersburg Historic District Commission presented a Historic Preservation Award to Hank Handler, Vice President of Oak Grove Restoration Company, recognizing the company’s efforts to restore the smokehouse at Summit Hall Farm at Bohrer Park. The award was given as part of Historic Preservation Month, an annual [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:13:24+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Gaithersburg, Good News, Historical Material Maintenance|Comments Off on Gaithersburg HDC recognizes smokehouse restoration with historic preservation award

City of Frederick seeking HPC members

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The city of Frederick put out a call recently for people to fill vacancies on various boards and commissions. The available positions are on the Historic Preservation Commission, the Electrical Board, the Plumbing Board and a Neighborhood Advisory Council. According to the Historic Preservation Commission website, the term of one member, [...]

By | 2017-04-14T14:18:02+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick seeking HPC members

Cambridge HPC accepting nominations for 2nd annual awards

Cambridge's Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting nominations for its second annual awards. If you know of someone worthy of nomination, fill in the nomination form by March 31st. Nominations will be tallied and the ceremony will be held in May. Information about the awards is available on the City of Cambridge website.

By | 2017-03-07T18:39:20+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Cambridge, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on Cambridge HPC accepting nominations for 2nd annual awards

City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A meeting of the minds regarding the city’s historic preservation efforts is getting closer to actually happening. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission sent a letter Feb. 9 to Mayor Randy McClement and the board of aldermen requesting a formal meeting to discuss the role and expectations for the HPC and [...]

By | 2017-03-07T18:27:56+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

Harford County HPC seeks nominations for historic preservation awards

Excerpt from Havre de Grace Patch: Nominations are now open for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation within Harford County. Awards to individuals and organizations will be presented in May by the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission and the county Department of Planning & Zoning in honor of National Historic [...]

By | 2017-01-17T12:12:11+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Good News, Harford County|Comments Off on Harford County HPC seeks nominations for historic preservation awards

Baltimore County honors trio for work to save Bosley Mansion in Towson

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: A Baltimore County Councilman has honored three Southland Hills community leaders for their work advocating for the preservation of the former Presbyterian Home of Maryland building, which is located in the west Towson neighborhood. David Marks named the trio — Therese McAllister, Paul Saleh and Kate Knott — his Fifth [...]

By | 2017-01-17T12:07:19+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Baltimore County, Good News, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Baltimore County honors trio for work to save Bosley Mansion in Towson

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 | 2017-01-27T11:57:53+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on 50 years ago today: first move to establish Frederick HDC

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 | 2017-01-06T09:41:25+00:00 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 | 2017-01-27T11:50:35+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Good News, Wicomico County|Comments Off on Wicomico County appoints new HDC commissioner

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 | 2016-12-16T12:22:49+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Annapolis, Good News, Institutional, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Annapolis City Council to vote on landmarking Parole Hospital

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 | 2017-01-06T09:44:43+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Cumberland, Good News|Comments Off on Cumberland seeks candidates to fill HPC vacancies

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 | 2016-12-16T12:30:28+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Good News, Kent County, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Chestertown HPC recommends designation for Radcliffee Cross

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 | 2016-12-16T10:50:34+00:00 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