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The Phoenix Newsletter

April 1st, 2020|Comments Off on The Phoenix Newsletter

The latest Preservation Maryland "The Phoenix Newsletter" can be viewed here: https://mailchi.mp/presmd/the-phoenix-newsletter-april-1-2020-778213

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

March 26th, 2020|Comments Off on Postponement of 2020 Symposium, Letter from Executive Director, Leslie Gottart, 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 [...]

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

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on 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, [...]

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

July 12th, 2019|Comments Off on 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” [...]

Third Annual MAHDC Symposium on Historic Commissions and Affordability

May 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

February 26th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

February 16th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

February 15th, 2018|Comments Off on 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. [...]

Baltimore’s CHAP endorses Broadway Market plans

February 15th, 2018|Comments Off on 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.

Washington County HDC concerned about replacement of stone arch bridge

February 14th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

February 11th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

City of Frederick HPC approves rehabilitation of Frederick Railroad building

February 10th, 2018|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC approves rehabilitation of Frederick Railroad building

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Marrying flexibility and history, a final design for the former Frederick Railroad building on East Patrick Street is approved and ready for implementation as part of the proposed downtown hotel and conference center. Members of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve [...]

Main Street Chestertown offering facade improvement grants in historic district

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Main Street Chestertown offering facade improvement grants in historic district

Excerpt from Kent County News: Main Street Historic Chestertown is offering a total of $40,000 in matching façade improvement grants to spruce up commercial buildings in the town's historic district. In this first year of the program, owners of downtown buildings or businesses may apply for grants covering 60 percent [...]

Baltimore’s CHAP to consider exterior improvement plans for Broadway Market

February 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Baltimore’s CHAP to consider exterior improvement plans for Broadway Market

Baltimore Sun: Plans to add a modernized facade and new public pavilion to historic Broadway Market will be unveiled before a city panel this month as plans to redevelop the space get underway. The exterior improvements will help clean up and make the space in Fells Point more inviting to [...]

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