Landmarks & Designations

City of Frederick HPC deems Magnolia Ave property ineligible for designation

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Historic preservation has no place in the planned demolition of a house in Frederick’s Magnolia Avenue neighborhood. The city Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday deemed the property ineligible for a special historic designation. The 4-2 vote ends the pursuit of a historic preservation overlay for the house at 210 Magnolia Ave., [...]

By | 2017-08-16T11:10:16+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC deems Magnolia Ave property ineligible for designation

Confederate statue removed from City of Rockville property

Excerpt from the Sentinel: Friday was a last hurrah for a 104-year-old Rockville statue representing an increasingly more distant past. After two years of controversy and public debates a County contractor moved Rockville’s Confederate statue Tuesday to its new home at White’s Ferry outside of Poolesville. The statue, depicting a confederate cavalryman – and modeled [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:48:39+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Landmarks & Designations, Montgomery County, Rockville|Comments Off on Confederate statue removed from City of Rockville property

City of Frederick HPC votes to designate Birely Tannery

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: A building in the middle of the proposed downtown hotel and conference center is a contributing resource to the Frederick Town Historic District, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission agreed. But the fate of the 108-year-old Birely Tannery building is still up in the air. After about two hours of testimony and [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:35:43+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC votes to designate Birely Tannery

Frederick HPC to consider designation for Magnolia Avenue home following demolition request

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Applause rang out Thursday among roughly 40 attendees at a Frederick Historic Preservation Commission meeting as demolition of a Magnolia Avenue home hit a sizable snag. The attendees, who were mostly neighbors of the house in question at 210 Magnolia Ave., showed up to Thursday’s meeting to oppose demolition of the [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:31:30+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Mid-century Modern, New Construction|Comments Off on Frederick HPC to consider designation for Magnolia Avenue home following demolition request

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners removes Locust Inn historic designation

Excerpt from the Calvert Recorder: The Board of County Commissioners ruled to remove the historic district designation from the Locust Inn on South Solomons Island Road. The inn, built in the early 1900s, received the designation in 1988 via a resolution made by a former board of commissioners. The 4-0-1 decision came after a joint [...]

By | 2017-08-01T10:23:13+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Calvert County, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on Calvert County Board of County Commissioners removes Locust Inn historic designation

Baltimore County LPC’s consideration of Bosley Mansion for designation delayed

Excerpt from Baltimore Sun: A hearing to decide whether county officials should designate the Bosley Mansion in Towson a historic landmark has been postponed for the fifth time, as the owner waits to finalize the property's sale to a pair of local developers. Bosley Estates LLC, a partnership of Martin Azola and Delbert Adams, is [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:46:59+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Baltimore County, Landmarks & Designations, New Construction|Comments Off on Baltimore County LPC’s consideration of Bosley Mansion for designation delayed

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

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 | 2017-01-06T09:55:05+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Baltimore County, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold hearing on Presbyterian Home of Maryland

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

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

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 | 2016-12-16T11:01:57+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on City of Frederick Aldermen reject designation for Fairgrounds

City of Frederick Aldermen to vote on Fairgrounds designation

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The iconic red-accented building that marks the entrance to the Frederick Fairgrounds may be the last commercial example of its architectural style in the city of Frederick. It is also one of 21 buildings or structures within a 22-acre area recommended for a special designation that would add extra requirements [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:02:37+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on City of Frederick Aldermen to vote on Fairgrounds designation

Frederick HPC to weigh in on significance of tannery building

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The only building left from early 19th-century tanning operations in the city of Frederick may be demolished to build a downtown hotel and conference center, according to a project update on Thursday. Pete Plamondon Jr., co-president of Plamondon Hospitality Partners, the hotel developer for the project, said the proposed final [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:03:13+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Frederick HPC to weigh in on significance of tannery building

Frederick’s mayor and aldermen deny preservation overlay of Monocacy Brewing Co. building

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A proposal to protect the Monocacy Brewing Co. property with extra regulations related to historic preservation was rejected on Thursday, with Mayor Randy McClement casting the tie-breaking vote. Frederick’s mayor and aldermen voted 3-2 to deny the historic preservation overlay recommended for 1781 N. Market St. The former Ebert’s Dairy [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:05:19+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations, Property Types|Comments Off on Frederick’s mayor and aldermen deny preservation overlay of Monocacy Brewing Co. building

City of Frederick Rejects Designation Proposed for Historic Farmhouse

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A proposal to demolish a 19th-century farmhouse and redevelop the land for commercial use will move forward as planned. The city of Frederick Board of Aldermen on Thursday voted against placing a historic preservation overlay on the farmhouse at 1724 N. Market St. An overlay is an extra level of [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:10:58+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues, Rural|Comments Off on City of Frederick Rejects Designation Proposed for Historic Farmhouse

Rockville HDC Supports New Mark Commons National Register District Nomination

Excerpt from Bethesda Magazine: The city’s Historic District Commission on Thursday backed an effort to put the neighborhood of New Mark Commons on the National Register of Historic Places, where it would join Bethesda neighborhood Carderock Springs. The same man designed and built both neighborhoods in a distinctive modern style. Read the article.

By | 2016-12-16T11:13:22+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Good News, Landmarks & Designations, Mid-century Modern, Montgomery County, Property Types, Rockville|Comments Off on Rockville HDC Supports New Mark Commons National Register District Nomination

City of Frederick HPC Recommends Designation of Fairgrounds

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Roughly two dozen members of the Frederick County Agricultural Society filled Frederick City Hall on Thursday during the city’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting. They waited patiently through the first two and a half hours of discussion and decisions before time came for the last item on the meeting agenda. Then, [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:21:56+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC Recommends Designation of Fairgrounds

In the news: Frederick City HPC considers designations for Fairgrounds and St. Timothy’s

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The Frederick Fairgrounds and a nearby chapel may be among the next properties recommended for a special historic designation. The city Historic Preservation Designation Committee on Thursday reviewed the possibility of designating the East Patrick Street fairgrounds and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church with historic preservation overlays. An overlay is an [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:29:02+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on In the news: Frederick City HPC considers designations for Fairgrounds and St. Timothy’s

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