Landmarks & Designations

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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: What if Frederick didn’t have the HPC?

Excerpt from The Frederick News-Post: For all the charges of obstructionism made against it, the vast majority of applications are approved. And the commission does play a useful role in guiding development. Consider the case of those South Market facades. The developer’s original plans for the site called for “a six-story building with an exposed [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on In the News: What if Frederick didn’t have the HPC?

In the news: Frederick Board of Alderman to vote on HP overlay at Union Mills

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: An upcoming city vote could add a layer of requirements intended to ensure preservation of four historic properties in Frederick. The Board of Aldermen will vote on Jan. 21 on a proposal to place historic preservation overlays at the Union Mills building, the Ox Fibre Brush Co. building, the Frederick [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|Frederick City, Industrial, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on In the news: Frederick Board of Alderman to vote on HP overlay at Union Mills

In the news: Designation moratorium lifted in Frederick but process may change

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: As early as the first week of January, the Frederick County Council might consider changes to the process for registering historic properties in the county. A six-month moratorium on new applications for properties seeking inclusion on the County Register of Historic Places — which council members pursued after the controversial application [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|Commission Policies & Procedures, Frederick County, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on In the news: Designation moratorium lifted in Frederick but process may change

In the news: Easton Town Council to consider HDC’s recommendation of removal of two properties from district

Excerpt from The Star Democrat: Another ordinance discussed Monday night would take two county-owned properties on the fringe of the town’s historic district out of the historic district. According to town attorney Sharon Van Emburgh, Talbot County made a request to remove 130 and 142 N. Harrison St. from the historic district. The building at [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Easton, Landmarks & Designations, Talbot County|Comments Off on In the news: Easton Town Council to consider HDC’s recommendation of removal of two properties from district

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 | 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

It’s time: Sharon Kennedy makes the case for updating Annapolis’ Preservation Ordinance

Sharon Kennedy, MAHDC Vice President and Annapolis HPC Chair, explains why it's time to update Annapolis' preservation ordinance in the Capital Gazette: "As the result of community conversations as well as procedural practices over the past years, the HPC has identified four main goals of the updates: Codification of the existing administrative approval process. Designed [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Demolition by Neglect, Landmarks & Designations, Legal Issues|Comments Off on It’s time: Sharon Kennedy makes the case for updating Annapolis’ Preservation Ordinance