On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Preservation Maryland hosted a live telephone town hall that reached thousands of listeners to discuss the latest threats to the federal Historic Tax Credit and how we can all be advocates for this essential program. If you missed the call, you can listen and share the recording online now.
The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) has identified over 500 mills throughout Maryland — only a fraction of which are still standing. This exercise illustrates the need to preserve Maryland’s industrial heritage like Preservation Maryland is helping to do along the Jones Falls in Baltimore City.
Local History Books supported by Preservation Maryland
08/08/2016 By Preservation Maryland
Love local history? Check out these three books highlighting historic communities around the state, published with the help of Preservation Maryland’s support:
HISTORIC ST. MICHAEL’S ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
The Wood House, St. Michael’s, Talbot County, MD.
Historic St. Michaels: An Architectural History (1996) was written by Maryland’s own State Historic Preservation Officer, Elizabeth Hughes. Hughes researched historic communities on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Maryland before joining the Maryland Historical Trust, and her knowledge of architectural history informs this look at the evolution of architecture and historic preservation in St. Michaels, Talbot County.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY: A PICTORIAL HISTORY
Prince George’s County: A Pictorial History by Alan Virta.
Prince George’s County: A Pictorial History (1998), by Alan Virta, chronicles life in Prince George’s County from the Colonial era to the present day. The 1998 third edition was updated to coincide with the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Prince George’s County. Virta grew up in the county and was heavily involved in historical and preservation societies there, eventually going on to serve as the first chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission of Prince George’s County.
TAKOMA PARK: PORTRAIT OF A VICTORIAN SUBURB
“Takoma Park: Portrait of a Victorian Suburb 1883-1983,” reprinted 1999.
In 1999, Historic Takoma, Inc. reprinted its 1983 release, Takoma Park: Portrait of a Victorian Suburb 1883-1983, by Ellen R. Marsh and Mary Anne O’Boyle. The authors gathered historic photographs from the archives of the Takoma Park Historical Society and the family photo albums of long-time residents to showcase the unique character of Takoma Park and present a “then and now” look at the neighborhood.
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