Valve House at Clifton Park

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 resuse.


Partners: CivicWorks

 

The Problem

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. Since becoming obsolete nearly 50 years ago the decorative conical building has sat vacant with time and weather taking their toll. Even the innovative steel truss system that supports the conical red clay tile roof has started to rust – a condition that could be the last straw, along with failing mortar and penetrating vegetation.

The Fix

Working with our partners at CivicWorks, 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 resuse.

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