Montgomery County

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

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

Appeal filed to stop relocation of Bethesda Community Hardware building

Excerpt from Bethesda Magazine: Two Town of Chevy Chase residents and a Bethesda businessman are trying to stop the county from allowing the relocation of a historic former hardware store building from its Wisconsin Avenue site—an effort that could impact a major Bethesda redevelopment project and construction of the Purple Line. John Fitzgerald and Deborah [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:21:36+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Legal Issues, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Appeal filed to stop relocation of Bethesda Community Hardware building

Montgomery County HPC to hold public hearing on relocation of Community Hardware Store

Excerpt from Bethesda Patch: The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. regarding the proposed relocation of the Community Hardware Store (“Wilson Store”), which is currently located at 7250 Wisconsin Avenue and has historic preservation status. The developers of the Apex Building at 7272 [...]

By | 2016-12-16T12:19:27+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County HPC to hold public hearing on relocation of Community Hardware Store

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

Montgomery County Historic Preservation Office Objects to Removal of Bethesda Community Store Sign

Excerpt from Bethesda Magazine: The owner of the historic Bethesda Community Store site is looking for a new tenant after the previous one closed its doors in May, but the real drama over the store’s future might revolve around a large, three-sided metal sign on the front of building that disappeared earlier this month. Montgomery [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:15:30+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Design Review & Guidelines, Montgomery County|Comments Off on Montgomery County Historic Preservation Office Objects to Removal of Bethesda Community Store Sign

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

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: Montgomery County HPC approves tax credits for 95 projects

SILVER SPRING, MD –The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission, a nine-member group supported by The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has completed its review of 2014 applications from County property owners seeking a financial reward for faithfully restoring the exteriors of their historic structures. On August 12, [...]

By | 2017-01-04T13:53:41+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Montgomery County, Tax Credits|Comments Off on In the news: Montgomery County HPC approves tax credits for 95 projects