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.

Our Work Continues: Since 2016, Preservation Maryland has been on-the-ground in Ellicott City and is now leading the effort to save Ellicott City from a $50 million demolition plan.

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Save City Dock in Annapolis

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County

Located on the downtown Annapolis waterfront, City Dock is a vital part of the Colonial Annapolis National Register Historic District, but recently proposed rezoning threatens to undo the character of the historic waterfront. In response to that threat, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed City Dock as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2018.

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Finding Fort Tonoloway

Hancock, Washington County

In use for one year before the establishment of nearby Fort Frederick, the precise location of Fort Tonoloway has been lost. Preservation Maryland will join with the Maryland Park Service and the American Battlefield Protection Program to embark on an archaeological project to find the location of Fort Tonoloway.

 

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The Beatty-Cramer House

Frederick County

The circa 1732 The Beatty-Cramer House is one of Maryland’s most unique historic homes – a stunning blend of Dutch and English architecture. Owned by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, the building needs a new use and purpose. Preservation Maryland will support a new vision for the site and work with the Foundation to identify a sustainable and long-term reuse plan.

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Hughesville Tobacco Warehouses

Hughesville, Charles County

With over 72,000 square feet of space, the Winstead Company historic tobacco warehouse and packing plant complex is poised for renewal and rebirth. Preservation Maryland will support the adaptive reuse of this significant site and assist with crafting appropriate architectural upgrades as well as helping to recruit prospective tenants.

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Phillips Packing House

Cambridge, Dorchester County

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is tackling an ambitious project to rehabilitate and reuse the historic Phillips Packing Plant in Cambridge into The Packing House mixed-use development. Preservation Maryland will support the effort by identifying funding to support the critical repair of the iconic smokestacks and increasing public awareness of this important preservation project on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Documenting LGBTQ History

Statewide

Preservation Maryland will lead a collaborative of academic, municipal, and community stakeholders in a statewide strategy to document and  include the important and lasting contributions of Maryland’s LGBTQ community and the places associated with their lives with new and updated nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

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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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Save Historic Ellicott City

Ellicott City, Howard County

Over the past two years, Preservation Maryland has been an active partner in the flood response and recovery efforts in historic Ellicott City. Our work, in coordination with our public and private partners, has ensured that not a single building was lost. We have recommitted in the face of the threat of demolition – not from flooding – but from a recent Howard County Government plan that calls for the demolitions of a dozen historic properties in the National Register historic district. Our efforts have included funding a grant programs, providing one-on-one technical assistance to property owners, and offer several alternatives to the demolition plan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Phoenix Rising Benefit Event

Phoenix Rising is the annual benefit event that supports Preservation Maryland’s mission to protect the best of Maryland – the history and heritage that makes our state unique.

Join us at Phoenix Rising!

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

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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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