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City of Frederick HPC Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A host of businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions to historic preservation as recipients of the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards, presented Thursday night by Scott Winnette,chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission. Winners were: Sarah Thiel Butner received Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation award for her restoration and rehabilitation work [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:17:33+00:00 May 21st, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

Montgomery County HPC Supports Restoration of Historic Bridge

Excerpt from Washington Post: The last time workers came to remake the bridge that carries Takoma Park’s main street across Sligo Creek, safety was not exactly Job One. On a winter’s day in 1932, the crew dynamited a few vital supports, and the bridge promptly collapsed with six workers standing on the span. Three ran [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:22:30+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Good News, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County HPC Supports Restoration of Historic Bridge

Cumberland HDC Hosts Youth Summit

Excerpt from WCBC: With a Certified Local Government grant from the Maryland Historical Trust, the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission and staff have partnered with Braddock Middle School to develop a first-ever Youth Summit and the highlight is an event today at Canal Place. During the 2015-2016 school year, this project has brought together local youth, educators, [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:30:10+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Cumberland, Good News|Comments Off on Cumberland HDC Hosts Youth Summit

In the news: Charles County Historic Preservation Commission to Host Awards Ceremony on May 7

Excerpt from Southern Maryland Online: The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission will host a Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Pauls' Episcopal Church (4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf). The winner(s) of the Charles County Preservation Award for 2015 will be announced at this time. The [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:24:10+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Charles County, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on In the news: Charles County Historic Preservation Commission to Host Awards Ceremony on May 7

In the news: Rising Sun HPC Seeks New Members

Excerpt from the Herald and Chronicle: Rising Sun's Historical Preservation Commission has big plans for 2016. What they'd like is more people to join them. Jimmy Gibney, who is filling in leading the group while President Tom Mumey is recovering from illness, said membership in the all volunteer organization is down. "We've lost some people. And [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:25:46+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Good News, Rising Sun|Comments Off on In the news: Rising Sun HPC Seeks New Members

In the news: Federal Hill debates whether to become historic district

Excerpt from Baltimore Brew: In 2013, the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association asked Baltimore’s preservation commission to explore the idea of designating Federal Hill a local historic district. Three years later, the commission is responding to the community’s request, but some property owners are questioning whether they want the designation after all. The debate is expected to [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:30:09+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Baltimore City, Good News, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on In the news: Federal Hill debates whether to become historic district

In the news: Calvert Countiy HPC Receives Grant for Piscataway Historic Sites

Excerpt from Southern Maryland Online: St. Mary’s College of Maryland in partnership with the Calvert County Historic Preservation Commission recently received funding from the National Park Service’s Underrepresented Communities Grant. The College and CCHPC will work with the Piscataway Conoy Tribe to document seven historically significant Piscataway Indian landscapes in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:16:34+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Archaeology, Calvert County, Good News, Grants, Survey & Documentation|Comments Off on In the news: Calvert Countiy HPC Receives Grant for Piscataway Historic Sites

In the news: Anne Arundel Council Approves Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The Anne Arundel County Council voted Monday to create a new tax credit that aims to encourage preservation of historic properties. Introduced by Councilman Chris Trumbauer, D-Annapolis, and co-sponsored by Councilman John Grasso, R-Glen Burnie, the historic preservation tax credit — also supported by County Executive Steve Schuh — can [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:27:49+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Anne Arundel County, Good News, Tax Credits|Comments Off on In the news: Anne Arundel Council Approves Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Montgomery County seeks HPC commissioners

Excerpt from a Montgomery County press release: County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on the Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants should have expertise in the field of history, architecture, preservation, or urban design, or should represent a special geographic area, or a social, economic or cultural interest in the County. Owners [...]

By | 2017-01-04T14:04:05+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Good News, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County seeks HPC commissioners

In the news: MHT rewards 2016 Sustainable Communities Tax Credits

Excerpt from the Maryland Historical Trust blog: On November 16, 2015, the Maryland Historical Trust announced the recipients of the latest round of Sustainable Communities Tax Credits. State funds provided by this program will help create over 650 construction jobs in projects designed to revitalize communities and promote green building practices. The Sustainable Communities Tax Credit Program and [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:22:37+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Good News, Partner Organizations, Sustainable/Green Technologies, Tax Credits|Comments Off on In the news: MHT rewards 2016 Sustainable Communities Tax Credits

In the news: Calvert County wins top tourism award for Freedom Day

Calvert County press release: The Calvert County Department of Economic Development won tops honors for its Lower Marlboro Freedom Day event that commemorated 14 slaves who fled the county during the War of 1812. The 2014 event earned the “Best Small Event” award during Maryland’s 35th Annual Tourism and Travel Summit held Nov. 3 in [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:47:34+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Calvert County, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on In the news: Calvert County wins top tourism award for Freedom Day

Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission seeks to fill vacancies

Excerpt from the Cumberland Times-News: The Cumberland mayor and City Council are seeking qualified people to fill vacant seats on the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission. Because of the commission's current makeup, city residency is not a requirement. According to city officials, applicants should possess a demonstrated special interest, specific knowledge or professional or academic training [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:47:56+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Calvert County, Commission Policies & Procedures, Good News|Comments Off on Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission seeks to fill vacancies

Elizabeth Hughes appointed as Maryland State Historic Preservation Officer

Excerpt from WBOC 16 "Elizabeth Hughes, who now lives in Crownsville, Md., was confirmed by the Board of Trustees as the director of the Maryland Historical Trust, Hogan's office said Tuesday. Hughes has served as deputy director of the Trust since October 2002 and has been acting director for the past 10 months, Hogan's office [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:21:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Good News, Partner Organizations|Comments Off on Elizabeth Hughes appointed as Maryland State Historic Preservation Officer

In the news: City of Frederick HPC recommends designation of four properties

Excerpt from the Frederick-News Post:  The four recommended overlay sites, all in Neighborhood Advisory Council 12, are the first of the 26 identified as potentially eligible for historic designation under the city’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The designation committee will continue to submit applications for the remaining properties on that list, apart from a handful that were [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:50:35+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Frederick City, Good News, Landmarks & Designations, Survey & Documentation|Comments Off on In the news: City of Frederick HPC recommends designation of four properties

Organization’s first Crab Feast fundraiser – Photos

Our first MAHDC all-you-can-eat crab feast at J.M. Clayton's in Cambridge was the most fun we've had in years! We raised vital funds for the organization, enjoyed the company of about 75 crabophiles and preservationists (look at all these fun-loving people and the smiles on their faces!), gave away some great door prizes, and even [...]

By | 2017-01-25T08:44:15+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Cambridge, Fundraiser, Good News|Comments Off on Organization’s first Crab Feast fundraiser – Photos

In the news: Bernie Callan receives Historic Preservation Medal

Bernie Callan, MAHDC founding member and current Treasurer and Vice President of Finance, recently received the 2015 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Medal. From the Frederick News-Post: "If you step back and say, ‘Well, we accomplished this, so it’s time to quit,’ then [preservation] won’t keep going forward,” he said. “Someone [...]

By | 2017-01-04T13:45:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on In the news: Bernie Callan receives Historic Preservation Medal