Historical Material Maintenance

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

Baltimore’s damaged Columbus memorial to be repaired

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: A damaged monument to Christopher Columbus — believed to be the oldest in America — will be repaired and rededicated, a key Baltimore official said Monday. Eric Holcomb, the city’s director of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, said it’s possible the monument will remain dedicated to the Italian [...]

By | 2017-10-14T16:20:26+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Baltimore City, Community Outreach & Education, Historical Material Maintenance, Monuments|Comments Off on Baltimore’s damaged Columbus memorial to be repaired

NPS Window Repair Guidance

Handout: NPS Technical Preservation Services Window Repair Guidance The Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission and MAHDC hosted "Windows in Historic Buildings: Considerations for a Reasonable Approach to Preservation," with speaker John Sandor, Architectural Historian, Technical Preservation Services Division of the National Park Service, on September 25, 2017 at the Newton White Mansion. The session addressed: [...]

By | 2017-09-27T10:09:58+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Design Review & Guidelines, Historical Material Maintenance, Resources, Substitute Materials|Comments Off on NPS Window Repair Guidance

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

Oct 29, Cleaning Historic Masonry: Methods and Rationale

Cleaning Historic Masonry: Methods and Rationale October 29, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 1828 L Street NW, Suite 950 Washington, DC 20036 Join APT DC for a presentation on methods of cleaning historic masonry. This lecture, hosted by SGH, is being presented by Elena Charola, a research scientist for the [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:52:02+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Historical Material Maintenance, Partner Organizations, Training|Comments Off on Oct 29, Cleaning Historic Masonry: Methods and Rationale

Oct 31: Historic Window Repair Seminar, Cambridge, MD

Historic Window Repair Seminar Oct. 31, 2015, 9 AM-5 PM Ruark Boatworks of the Richardson Museum 103 Hayward St., Cambridge, MD 21613   Mr. David Gibney of Window Restoration Specialists will lead FREE a one-day-only window restoration workshop. Find out how to: Restore and repair window frames, sashes and sills Re-rope upper and lower sashes Make your windows air tight and energy efficient The pros and cons of storm windows Space [...]

By | 2017-01-04T14:29:24+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Cambridge, Historical Material Maintenance, Sustainable/Green Technologies, Training|Comments Off on Oct 31: Historic Window Repair Seminar, Cambridge, MD