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Confederate monuments taken down in Baltimore overnight

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Confederate monuments taken down in Baltimore overnight

Excerpt from Baltimore Sun: nfederate statues in Baltimore were removed from their bases overnight by city contractors, who used heavy machinery to load them onto flat bed trucks and haul them away — an abrupt end to more than a year of indecision on what to do with the memorials. [...]

Baker starts Kickstarter to reopen Germantown landmark, Cider Barrel

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

City of Frederick HPC deems Magnolia Ave property ineligible for designation

August 10th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Tsunami property owner files for Certificate of Approval after District Court decision

August 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Tsunami property owner files for Certificate of Approval after District Court decision

Excerpt from Capital Gazette: A piece of paper signals the beginning of the end of a long fight between a businessman and Annapolis officials after a mural was commissioned on one of his buildings downtown. Gavin Buckley, a Democratic mayoral candidate, and his business partners have filed a Certificate of [...]

Two new appointees to City of Frederick HPC

August 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Two new appointees to City of Frederick HPC

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Like bookends behind the City Hall dais, two new faces joined members of the Frederick Historic Preservation Commission as they delved through heavy agendas during the past two meetings. The new members — Jessica Underwood and Stacey Streett — filled two vacancies that appeared on [...]

City of Frederick HPC workshops repercussions of hotel construction in historic district

July 29th, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC workshops repercussions of hotel construction in historic district

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: Developers and architects working on Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center promised this week that historic preservation was a key element in developing project plans over the past several years. A group of historic preservation activists are not so convinced, though, and urged members of [...]

Confederate statue removed from City of Rockville property

July 28th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

City of Frederick HPC has full docket in July

July 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC has full docket in July

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The city’s Historic Preservation Commission has never been known for its short meetings, but the latest one held July 13 was exceptionally lengthy. And the next one coming up Thursday may not be much shorter. Not only are the commissioners set to workshop more details [...]

City of Frederick HPC votes to designate Birely Tannery

July 15th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

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

Rockville City Council rejects appointment of Giammo to HDC

July 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Rockville City Council rejects appointment of Giammo to HDC

Excerpt from the Sentinel: In most jurisdictions, board and commission appointments are usually toward the bottom of the list in terms of public interest and controversy -- but not in Rockville. For many municipalities, mayoral appointments are a formality often given rubberstamped approval by the city council, but in Rockville [...]

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners removes Locust Inn historic designation

July 13th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Berlin HDC wants to increase awareness about historic district with potential buyers

July 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Berlin HDC wants to increase awareness about historic district with potential buyers

Excerpt from the Dispatch: Members of the town’s historic district commission want people buying homes in Berlin to be aware of historic district regulations before they buy. Discussion of a young couple’s request to erect a fence on their property led the Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) Wednesday into a [...]

  • Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/ph-tt-preshistoric-0621-20170616-story.html

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

June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Frederick HPC to review proposed downtown hotel and conference center project

June 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Frederick HPC to review proposed downtown hotel and conference center project

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The developers of Frederick’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center took the next step Thursday toward bringing the project to fruition. According to a news release from developers Plamondon Hospitality Partners, the developers, city officials and representatives of Randall Family LLC jointly filed an application Thursday [...]

Annapolis seeks HPC members

June 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Annapolis seeks HPC members

Excerpt from Capital Gazette:   The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications to construct, alter, move, demolish or repair a structure within the historic district. Regular public hearings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Administrative meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. [...]

  • http://www.frederickpreservationtrust.com/historic-birely-tannery.html

Preservationists advocate at Frederick HPC Meeting for tannery site

June 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Preservationists advocate at Frederick HPC Meeting for tannery site

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: News that the latest design for the proposed downtown hotel and conference center definitely includes plans to demolish the historic Birely Tannery building attracted a small crowd Thursday to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting. The agenda for the meeting was rather light, with only one [...]

Gaithersburg HDC recognizes smokehouse restoration with historic preservation award

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Court sides with Annapolis HPC over mural

May 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Court sides with Annapolis HPC over mural

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: District Court judge ruled Wednesday that mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley and his business partners should have sought a certificate of approval before commissioning a giant mural on the side of their Annapolis restaurant. Judge John P. McKenna Jr.'s decision means Buckley must seek an after-the-fact [...]

Scott Winnette steps down after decade on Frederick City HPC

May 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Scott Winnette steps down after decade on Frederick City HPC

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The central figure on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission — literally, he sits in the middle of the dais — has left his post. Scott Winnette, commission chairman, announced he was stepping down during the city’s 2017 Historic Presentation Awards on Thursday. His resignation ends a [...]