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Annual Meeting, November 12, 2020

On November 12, the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions held its 2020 Annual Meeting virtually with over twenty-five attending, including Commissioners, CLG staff, and business and individual associates attending from across the state. Fred Stachura, Board President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The program included the vetting of two new members [...]

By |2021-01-20T17:42:41-05:00January 19th, 2021|Events|Comments Off on Annual Meeting, November 12, 2020

Message from the MAHDC Board President

A Note of Thanks from the MAHDC Board of Directors The past several months have been a trying time for all of us. This prompts me to share a few thoughts with you as well as to take a moment to say, “Thank You.” First, I would like to convey the gratitude of the MAHDC [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00October 20th, 2020|featured|Comments Off on Message from the MAHDC Board President

Postponement of 2020 Symposium, Letter from Executive Director, Leslie Gottert, MA

March 26, 2020 Maryland Certified Local Government (CLG) Staff, Historic District Commissions, MAHDC Members and Partner Organizations Dear Colleagues, The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions decided to postpone the 2020 Annual Symposium from May 9th to next spring. All training programs will also be postponed until a future date. [...]

By |2021-02-26T13:58:24-05:00March 26th, 2020|Annual Meeting, Events|Comments Off on Postponement of 2020 Symposium, Letter from Executive Director, Leslie Gottert, MA

George B. (Bernie) Callan, Jr., August 6, 1931 ~ February 13, 2020

The MAHDC Board of Directors is sad to announce the passing of George B. (Bernie) Callan, Jr., MAHDC Co-Founder, Frederick MD, August 6, 1931 ~ February 13, 2020 (age 88). Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick is handling the arrangements for the funeral mass to be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020. For more information and [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00March 5th, 2020|featured, Frederick City, Frederick County|Comments Off on George B. (Bernie) Callan, Jr., August 6, 1931 ~ February 13, 2020

Appointment of MAHDC Board Member, Sheila Bashiri, to Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees

City of Rockville Preservation Planner Sheila Bashiri will serve as a trustee for Montgomery County on the 15-member board of the Maryland Historical Trust, a state agency committed to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Bashiri was among 124 people nominated by Gov. Larry Hogan as “green bag” appointments to boards and commissions [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00July 12th, 2019|featured, Good News|Comments Off on Appointment of MAHDC Board Member, Sheila Bashiri, to Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees

Third Annual MAHDC Symposium on Historic Commissions and Affordability

Join Us on June 16th for the Third Annual MAHDC Symposium on Historic Commissions and Affordability: “When Money is Tight, but the Roof Isn’t…” On June 16, 2018, the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions (MAHDC) will host its Third Annual Symposium in conjunction with Preservation Maryland’s Annual Old Line Summit at the University of [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00May 23rd, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Third Annual MAHDC Symposium on Historic Commissions and Affordability

City of Frederick “Preservation Matters”: Churches linked by architecture, and service to black community

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post By Lisa Mroszczyk Murphy As Black History Month wraps up this week, we are taking a look at the history of two churches linked by their architecture and their long-standing importance to the black communities that they serve. The Asbury United Methodist Church stands prominently at the corner of West All [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00February 26th, 2018|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick “Preservation Matters”: Churches linked by architecture, and service to black community

City of Frederick HPC to host workshop on draft amendment to historic district guidelines

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The city’s Historic Preservation Commission will host a public workshop Thursday to discuss draft amendments to the Frederick Town Historic District design guidelines. The guidelines, which dictate elements of new construction design for properties in the district, are required to go through periodic assessments to stay current. The draft amendments set [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00February 16th, 2018|Community Outreach & Education, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC to host workshop on draft amendment to historic district guidelines

Baltimore’s CHAP does not approve Fells Point apartment building plans

Excerpt from the Baltimore Business Journal: Plans for a cubic, modern five-story apartment building on a quaint residential street in Fells Point were stalled this week by a city historic preservation panel. The plan by Washington Street LLC to building the multi-family development with a ground-level parking garage at 509 S. Washington St. was put on [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00February 15th, 2018|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines, New Construction|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP does not approve Fells Point apartment building plans

Baltimore’s CHAP endorses Broadway Market plans

Excerpt from Baltimore Business Journal: A plan to overhaul and update the historic Broadway Market was given a green light on Tuesday by a historic preservation panel at City Hall... sheds with large windows and an open-air feel was unanimously endorsed by the city's Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation, or CHAP.

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00February 15th, 2018|Baltimore City, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP endorses Broadway Market plans

Washington County HDC concerned about replacement of stone arch bridge

Excerpt from Herald Mail-Media: State plans to replace a nearly 200-year-old stone-arch bridge in southern Washington County continue to raise concerns among local residents. A Maryland State Highway Administration official told a county advisory group on Monday that this is the first bridge project in 20 years where she'd heard significant objections from the community. [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00February 14th, 2018|New Construction, Partner Organizations, Washington County|Comments Off on Washington County HDC concerned about replacement of stone arch bridge

City of Frederick HPC supports establishment of revolving fund for rehabilitating historic buildings

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Members of the Historic Preservation Commission want to make sure a revolving fund that would help rehabilitate historic city properties is a possibility, even if the money does not come from taxes generated from the proposed downtown hotel and conference center. That was the goal of a letter the commissioners [...]

By |2020-10-20T17:28:04-04:00February 11th, 2018|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News, Grants, Partner Organizations|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC supports establishment of revolving fund for rehabilitating historic buildings
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