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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, [...]

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 [...]