Six-to-Fix

The Six-to-Fix program allows Preservation Maryland to take direct action to fulfill its mission to protect the best of Maryland. With our project partners, we tackle a diverse and inclusive collection of projects. In the first three years of this program, we have leveraged $13 of investment of every $1 invested.

New Projects

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Women’s Suffrage

Statewide

Leading up to the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment, Preservation Maryland will focus on researching and documenting the tangible connections to the extraordinary fight to gain women the right to vote.

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Tubman’s Legacy on the Eastern Shore

Dorchester County

As the Eastern Shore of Maryland is gaining attention as a national destination for telling the story of enslaved Africans, small historic sites like Malone’s Church are now part of a larger storytelling effort.

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Save the Crane

Baltimore City

At 100 feet tall, this WWII-era crane is a highly visible remnant of Baltimore’s shipbuilding legacy. Although built to withstand the test of time, its unprotected exposure is beginning to deteriorate the structure itself.

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Historic Resources in Maryland’s State Parks

Statewide

One of the top reasons people visit Maryland’s State Parks is for the historic resources! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources stewards more of the state’s historic and architectural resources than any other entity.

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History of the Jones Falls Mills

Baltimore City

The Jones Falls provided the power that fueled manufacturing in Baltimore in the 19th and 20th centuries. The string of mills built in the valley along the river had an indelible economic and social impact on the surrounding areas, the effect of which can still be felt to this day.

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The Dielman Inn

Carroll County

With the strong support of town leadership, the ca. 1815 Dielman Inn has a chance to once more serve the needs of this small town community in Carroll County.

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Save History Today

The Six-to-Fix program allows Preservation Maryland to take direct action to fulfill its mission to protect the best of Maryland. Your donation helps provide technical assistance through Preservation Maryland staff and preservation experts to threatened and underutilized historic places – your donation has a direct impact on saving Maryland architecture and history.

Donate Now

Be Part of the Fix

You can help. Six-to-Fix rallies the Maryland preservation community around discrete and necessary tasks and projects to advance each project. Folks with all skills and interests are encouraged to sign-up. You will receive periodic announcements with opportunities to participate, and we hope you can join us to save history together.

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Current Projects

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Historic Cemeteries of Maryland

Statewide

Some of the most sacred sites in Maryland are in impending danger due to environmental factors as well as the passage of time. Cemeteries face resource specific threats including lack of funding for maintenance and conservation as well as pressure to use the land for development.

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Newtowne Manor Religious Complex

St. Mary’s County

The St. Francis Xavier Church and Newtowne Manor House in St. Mary’s County represents an example of a self-contained, self-supporting Jesuit community. Unfortunately, the majority of the diverse buildings on the site have suffered from disuse, with broken windows, wildlife, and water penetrating through the historic foundation.

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Adaptive Reuse of the Hamilton Willard Shafer Farm

Frederick County

Just outside of Burkittsville, a well-preserved small historic community in western Frederick County, lies the Shafer Farm, the site of a Union headquarters during the Civil War Battle of South Mountain in 1862. The farm house, barn, and out buildings have been vacant for nearly 20 years and have suffered as a result of deferred maintenance.

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Cultural Landscapes of the Eastern Shore

Kent County

Kent County remains a truly picturesque rural, historic landscape, but recently, solar and wind farms have been proposed, which could drastically alter the look and feel of the region.

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Valve House at Clifton Park

Baltimore City

From an age when municipal buildings stood as a testament to a city’s pride, the Valve House, in its current state, stands as a reminder that buildings need utility. Preservation Maryland will work to strengthen community support for the revitalization of the Valve House, to develop a list of potential uses for the building, and to assist CivicWorks in obtaining a long term lease on the structure clearing a path towards purpose and reuse.

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Ellicott City Flood Recovery

Howard County

Last July, a flash flood inundated Ellicott City and in a matter of minutes, the picturesque historic Main Street, was transformed into a disaster zone. Flood waters can rise and fall in a matter of minutes, but with this level of damage, recovery efforts may be required for years to come.

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Antietam Battlefield: A Cleanup Campaign

Washington County

The site of “The Final Attack” at Antietam was a conclusive moment in the Civil War but maintaining an ever-growing landscapes isn’t easy in the context of the many acres of the larger Battlefield site.

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Baltimore’s Historic Storefronts

Baltimore City

After protests damaged dozens of storefronts in a historic African-American commercial corridor, Preservation Maryland and partners advocated for funding to repair the physical wounds and offered professional documentation services prior to restoration work that will be done in a historically-sensitive manner.

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Dorchester County: High Tides of Change

Dorchester County

Due to the necessity of water our Maryland historic resources are often located in coastal areas and thus disproportionately at risk from increasing sea-level rise and large storm events. As many of these resources will likely be lost, now is the time for documentation.

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Glenn Dale Hospital: Breathing New Life into Old Buildings

Prince George's County

The needed array of agencies, strong community concern, and now Preservation Maryland, has recently coalesced to move the needle forward on this long-vacant and large historic campus in Prince George’s County toward an adaptive reuse project that will serve and benefit the neighborhood and beyond.

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Holly Hall: The Grand Dame of Elkton

Cecil County

At over 200 years old, Holly Hall is an iconic piece of the city of Elkton’s history. The mansion is currently in need of restoration and preservation, something that Elkton’s Mayor Robert J. Alt identified as one of his goals when he took office.

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Pleasant View: From Civil War to Civil Rights

Montgomery County

With an active Board of Trustees wanting to do the right thing by their historic site, Preservation Maryland connected the community with preservation professionals to envision and plan the future of this important place for African-American history from Civil War to Civil Rights.

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Apply Now

Now Accepting Applications: If your community or organization is engaged in preserving a unique and historic place, and could use some help, we welcome you to apply to be part of the next class of  Six-to-Fix projects. In evaluating potential projects, will also consider how submitted projects address topics of representation and diversity, open space conservation and smart growth, using new technologies, and a project’s overall impact on the community. Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 5PM EST. 

WHAT IS SIX-TO-FIX?

The goal of Six-to-Fix is simple but the work is hard. Preservation Maryland will select six threatened historic sites around the state that could benefit from the organization’s assistance, and through a cooperative partnership with the applicants, we help put these sites on a new trajectory towards a better state of preservation.

WHAT DOES FIXED MEAN?

It depends.

The applicants and/or site and Preservation Maryland will engage in a collaborative process to determine a set of goals designed to reach an achievable and successful outcome. Outcomes could be meeting a variety of milestones from stabilizing a structure, to raising awareness, to completing a fundraising campaign, to developing a rehabilitation plan. Applicants are encouraged to approach the application process prepared with an outline of what they open to achieve and how/where they see the role of Preservation Maryland.

TYPES OF FIXES

Each year, a new class of places or projects are selected by an internal committee and will receive a tailored package of support from Preservation Maryland for one year. Assistance many take many forms, which may include:

  • Seed funding via the Heritage Fund and/or fundraising assistance
  • Technical assistance from Preservation Maryland staff and partners in the fields of architecture, engineering, law, archaeology, and/or other professionals, as needed
  • Assistance in building strategic partnerships
  • Assistance in organization fundraising and/or capacity building
  • Inclusion in a statewide awareness and advocacy campaign by Preservation Maryland

ELIGIBILITY & GUIDELINES

  • Sites can include historic buildings, neighborhoods, archaeological sites, communities, and cultural landscapes.
  • Properties should be locally designated as historic, and/or listed on or be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Properties must face a demonstrated threat  and — have a realistic prospect for preservation.
  • Applications must be submitted or sponsored by a non-profit organization or government agency via a letter of support.
  • Organizations or individuals applying for to program must demonstrate a willingness and capacity to participate in the project.
  • The property must either be in the ownership of the applicant or the property owners must be a supportive and active partner.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Historic Significance: Does the site have important historical or cultural significance?
  2. Urgency of the Threat: Is the site in imminent threat by neglect, demolition, or inappropriate additions or development?
  3. Feasibility of Solution:  Is there a strong prospect of this property being saved? Would support from a Six-to-Fix team increase that prospect?
  4. Level of Community Support: How strong is the support for preservation of the site by the owners, surrounding community, and stakeholders?
  5. Capacity of Applicant Organization: Does the applicant, in partnership with a Six-to-Fix team, have the capacity to move this project forward?
  6. Geographic Diversity: Is this site a strong application compared to other sites in the same region?
  7. Diversity of Resource: Is the site a unique resource type and/or a underrepresented resource or story?
  8. Diversity of the Type of Threat: Is the site facing a unique threat and/or a threat representative of larger trends across Maryland?

HOW TO APPLY

Before starting an applications, interested parties are strongly encouraged to review current Six-to-Fix projects, review the application guidelines and eligibility requirements, and review the application form; this will help applicants prepare to have the needed documents and information. Any and all questions can be directed to Jessica Feldt, Preservation Initiatives Manager, at 410-685-2886, x302. Applications must be submitted online using this online application form and completed by Friday, July 27, 2018 at 5PM.

Download application guidelines (PDF)

Submit an application online

 

Save History Today

The Six-to-Fix program allows Preservation Maryland to take direct action to fulfill its mission to protect the best of Maryland. Your donation helps provide technical assistance through Preservation Maryland staff and preservation experts to threatened and underutilized historic places – your donation has a direct impact on saving Maryland architecture and history.

Donate Now

Be Part of the Fix

You can help. Six-to-Fix rallies the Maryland preservation community around discrete and necessary tasks and projects to advance each project. Folks with all skills and interests are encouraged to sign-up. You will receive periodic announcements with opportunities to participate, and we hope you can join us to save history together.

Sign Up Today

Save the Date

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY
1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

The Phoenix Rising Fundraising Gala will be held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Phoenix Rising is Preservation Maryland’s capstone event in support of our program that puts threatened historic places on the path to preservation. Your sponsorship puts you in front of Maryland’s preservation community. Our tiered levels allow you increase your visibility and recognition, and receive additional complimentary tickets to this not-to-be-missed event. Contact Doug Harbit at 410-685-2885, x307 to become a sponsor.

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Save History Today

The Six-to-Fix program allows Preservation Maryland to take direct action to fulfill its mission to protect the best of Maryland. Your donation helps provide technical assistance through Preservation Maryland staff and preservation experts to threatened and underutilized historic places – your donation has a direct impact on saving Maryland architecture and history.

Donate Now

Be Part of the Fix

You can help. Six-to-Fix rallies the Maryland preservation community around discrete and necessary tasks and projects to advance each project. Folks with all skills and interests are encouraged to sign-up. You will receive periodic announcements with opportunities to participate, and we hope you can join us to save history together.

Sign Up Today
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