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City of Frederick HDC approves Brewer’s Alley rooftop terrace designs

October 14th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HDC approves Brewer’s Alley rooftop terrace designs

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Brewer’s Alley’s rooftop terrace is slated for a makeover of sorts that will protect diners and drinkers from the elements following an approval Thursday from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. Roughly a year ago, owner Phil Bowers constructed a wooden pergola — a column-supported open [...]

Hagerstown HDC approves design for The Maryland Theatre expansion

October 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Hagerstown HDC approves design for The Maryland Theatre expansion

Excerpt from Herald-Mail Media: The design of the proposed $13 million expansion of The Maryland Theatre received its final approval from the city, and now just needs to work out a few kinks before the project can move forward. The Hagerstown Historic District Commission approved the design of the 30,000-square-foot [...]

Baltimore’s CHAP determines Eddie’s of Mount Vernon and the neighboring buildings contributing to neighborhood’s significance

October 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP determines Eddie’s of Mount Vernon and the neighboring buildings contributing to neighborhood’s significance

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Baltimore developer is seeking permission to demolish the Eddie’s of Mount Vernon grocery store and the neighboring buildings to make way for a mixed-use development on West Eager Street. On Tuesday, Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation determined the buildings at 7-11, 13 and [...]

Baltimore’s damaged Columbus memorial to be repaired

October 14th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Annapolis HPC approves plan to re-brick Main Street

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Annapolis HPC approves plan to re-brick Main Street

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: In the hopes of creating a street that lasts, the Historic Preservation Commission on Thursday voted to approve a city plan to re-brick Main Street in downtown Annapolis. The approval allows the city’s Department of Public Works to vet bids to uproot the bricks and [...]

Annapolis City Council to hear remarks on ordinance to clarify HPC’s role

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Annapolis City Council to hear remarks on ordinance to clarify HPC’s role

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: As part of a lengthy public hearing schedule, the City Council will hear remarks on...an ordinance that would clarify the Historic Preservation Commission’s role in approving exterior changes to buildings.  

Howard County HPC receives grant to update design guidelines

September 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Howard County HPC receives grant to update design guidelines

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Restoration efforts following last year’s devastating Ellicott City flood continue to take new shape, now in the form of a grant program from a partnership between Preservation Maryland and Historic Ellicott City Inc. The grants, totaling $50,000, were awarded last month to several groups located [...]

NPS Window Repair Guidance

September 27th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

City of Frederick HPC votes to permit demolition of Birely Tannery

September 19th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC votes to permit demolition of Birely Tannery

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The days of Frederick’s former Birely Tannery building are officially numbered after a Historic Preservation Commission vote Thursday. Demolition, however, is still many months, many plan approvals and many historic mitigation efforts away. Much to the disappointment of passionate historic preservation advocates, the city’s Historic [...]

Chestertown HDC approves marina interpretative center design changes

September 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Chestertown HDC approves marina interpretative center design changes

Excerpt from Kent County News: The town's Historic District Commission on Sept. 6 unanimously approved design changes made to the marina's interpretive center, which is being downsized to a single-story building due to budget constraints.

Baltimore to repair defaced Francis Scott Key monument

September 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Baltimore to repair defaced Francis Scott Key monument

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: ayor Catherine Pugh says she has no plans to remove the Francis Scott Key monument in Bolton Hill that was vandalized before dawn Wednesday and has directed art preservation experts to determine the cost of cleaning it. Exactly 203 years after the Maryland attorney wrote [...]

City of Frederick staff recommend to HPC that Birely Tannery be demolished

September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick staff recommend to HPC that Birely Tannery be demolished

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: City staff members are recommending that the Birely Tannery building be demolished to make way for Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center. People who oppose the demolition will have one last chance at Thursday’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting to make their feelings known before [...]

Annapolis HPC retroactively approves Tsunami mural

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Annapolis HPC retroactively approves Tsunami mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: The controversy over the mural splashed across Tsunami restaurant has come to a swift close. The Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday night voted to approve the painting on the restaurant, owned in part by Democratic mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley. The commission voted quickly and unanimously. [...]

Orlando ‘Lanny’ Ridout IV, the first director of the Maryland Historical Trust and influential preservationist

September 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Orlando ‘Lanny’ Ridout IV, the first director of the Maryland Historical Trust and influential preservationist

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Orlando “Lanny” Ridout IV, an architectural historian, leading Annapolis preservationist and an author who served as the first director of the Maryland Historical Trust, died Aug. 25 of complications from Parkinson’s disease at Brightview South River in Edgewater. The lifelong resident of St. Margarets, where his [...]

City of Frederick HPC holds 4th workshop on Birely Tannery with packed room

September 5th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC holds 4th workshop on Birely Tannery with packed room

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: In less than two weeks, Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission will decide the fate of the Birely Tannery building. Passionate opinions both for and against the demolition of the building rang out across a packed City Hall boardroom Thursday in the last of four public workshops [...]

Sunny Pritchard retires as Laurel HDC coordinator

September 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Sunny Pritchard retires as Laurel HDC coordinator

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: Sunny Pritchard is an Old Town native and, since 1943, has never really left it. She grew up in a home on Talbott Avenue. She attended Laurel Elementary Schooland graduated from Laurel High School. She and her husband of 57 years raised their four children in a home along [...]

City of Frederick HPC to hold at least one more workshop on demo of Birely Tannery building

August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC to hold at least one more workshop on demo of Birely Tannery building

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Historic Preservation Commission Chairman Dan Lawton hopes members will be ready to vote after one more workshop on whether to allow demolition of the historic Birely Tannery building for construction of the proposed downtown hotel and conference center. The commissioners held their third workshop Thursday on [...]

Development proceeds at Park Hall manor site that inspired City of Frederick Demolition Review Ordinance

August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Development proceeds at Park Hall manor site that inspired City of Frederick Demolition Review Ordinance

Excerpt From Frederick News-Post: A new shopping center is coming to the site where the historic Park Hall manor once stood on Frederick’s east side. The project, known as Gateway East Plaza, is slated to consist of a 41,600-square-foot shopping center and 100-room hotel on four lots facing the interior [...]

Confederate memorial removed from outside Ellicott City courthouse after HPC review

August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Confederate memorial removed from outside Ellicott City courthouse after HPC review

Excerpt from CBS News: A confederate memorial was removed from outside the Circuit Courthouse in Ellicott City overnight Monday, CBS Baltimore reports. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said in a Facebook post that the memorials belong in a museum. "It has become increasingly clear in recent weeks that memorials such as [...]

Community Health Center celebrates designation as Annapolis Local Historic Landmark

August 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Community Health Center celebrates designation as Annapolis Local Historic Landmark

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: n Nov. 28, 2016, the Annapolis City Council passed legislation, initiated by the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission, that designated the Community Health Center at Parole as an Annapolis Local Historic Landmark — the first historic landmark outside of the Annapolis Historic District. On June 17, [...]