Under and among an amazing collection of historic aircrafts, the Maryland preservation community celebrated the Best of Maryland awards on Thursday, May 11 at the College Park Aviation Museum.
Working with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, a team from The Tower Company, along with Citadel DCA and Battle Creek Construction, restored the 19th century gatehouses of the Naval Academy in Annapolis. For their skillful work, this team will take home the Artisan Award at the Best of Maryland awards celebration.
On York Road in Baltimore, a 95-year-old former car dealership was transformed with style into an incubator for food entrepreneurs known as B-More Kitchen and the Accelerator Space for events. While not a designated historic building, the renovation was executed in an authentic and stylish manner. This project will receive a Community Choice award at our Best of Maryland award celebration.
Our recent successes in increasing state support for preservation could not have been possible without a strong commitment from legislators in the General Assembly, including Del. Brooke Lierman, Sen. Bill Ferguson, Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones, and Del. Brett Wilson. In recognition of their support, Preservation Maryland will recognize each legislator with a Champion award at our upcoming Best of Maryland awards in May.