Six-to-Fix

Preservation Maryland recently announced the new class of Six-to-Fix projects! They are one of the broadest, most diverse and inclusive collections of projects we have ever tackled. Now we need you to become part of the fix! Learn about the sites below, then volunteer and donate.

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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.

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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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Latest Six-To-Fix News

Mon, 04/16 - 4:38pm

Six-to-Fix Update: Documenting Malone’s Church in Dorchester County

Using measurements gathered during a November workday, Preservation Maryland recently completed measured architectural drawings of the historic Malone’s Church deep in Dorchester County. The church is part of a touchstone in the African American community and a final resting place of many of those related to Harriet Tubman.

Tue, 03/27 - 3:17pm

Six-to-Fix Update: Documenting the Hornbaker House in Washington County

As part of a year-long initiative to support the historic resources within Maryland State Parks, Preservation Maryland has teamed up with the Department of Natural Resources to document some of those most historic and unique properties in the State Parks. Recently, a team went to the Hornbaker House at Fort Frederick State Park.

Wed, 03/21 - 12:13pm

Experienced Preservation Consultant Selected to Lead South Mountain Battlefield Project

Thanks to a grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program as well as the generous support of the Delaplaine Foundation and the Tourism Council of Frederick County, Preservation Maryland is preparing to convene a consensus-driven planning effort to guide future preservation efforts and to develop community support for South Mountain Battlefield.

Tue, 03/06 - 3:37pm

Six-to-Fix: Help Save the Crane at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is home to a WWII-era shipyard crane — it’s a 110-ton artifact in their collection to celebrate Maryland’s industrial legacy. Preservation Maryland is supportive of a Bond Bill in the Maryland General Assembly for funding to restore the crane. Here’s how you can help:

Thu, 03/01 - 10:36am

Six-to-Fix Event: Family 5K to Support Newtowne Manor House

Preservation Maryland has been working closely with the Friends of Newtowne Manor House in Southern Maryland to repair and reuse their historic Manor House. Many repairs have been made by their volunteer corps, and the group is inviting all to participate in a fun 5K walk around the historic complex and surrounding State Park in […]

Thu, 02/15 - 4:14pm

State Parks Survey: Show Your Support for Maryland’s Historic Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is conducting a statewide public survey to help set their priorities in land acquisition, conservation, and recreation — there are several questions related to the maintenance and interpretation of historic sites so it’s a great opportunity to show how important Maryland history is to you.

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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