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.
Ellicott City, Maryland, 2017.
Small Business Saturday: Shop Local along Maryland’s Main Streets
11/21/2017 By Preservation Maryland
When you spend money along Maryland’s Main Streets, you’re supporting local businesses and the historic properties that they steward. If you like window shopping by foot, trying new local restaurants, collecting art and antiques – and need to do some holiday shopping – then Small Business Saturday is for you!
Small Business Saturday is a nationally recognized day to promote, support, and enjoy local businesses across the country. Following behind, Black Friday, it’s a great way to invest back into your local economy. With 28 Main Street commercial communities in Maryland and Baltimore City, there are is no shortage of stores to explore, including Ellicott City in Howard County that suffered a devastating flood last year.
With the confluence of community and organizational support, the shops, restaurants, and businesses along Main Street in Ellicott City have re-opened in the year following the devastating flood in July 2017. As part of the response, Preservation Maryland established the Ellicott City Preservation Resource Center and has assisted property owners with preservation guidance to rebuild and restore their stores and storefronts using all the incentives available.