Preservation Maryland, the statewide non-profit preservation advocacy organization, issued the following statement today in response to Howard County’s $50 million proposed demolition plan for Ellicott City:
Historic Ellicott City, Inc. has announced the location of their Decorator Show House, an long-standing annual event, that highlights the architecture and interior design of an exception historic home. This year, Wilderness Farm will be the location of the event and proceeds will support flood relief efforts in historic downtown Ellicott City.
Two days after the recent flooding in historic Ellicott City, Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas A. Redding joined host Bryan Nehman on WBAL 1090 News Now radio to discuss the cause and possible recovery strategies.
When, a week ago today, I last visited Ellicott City, I found a community full of hope and potential. Just two years shy of the devastating 2016 flood, Main Street bustled with activity and new life. Just a few short days later, that new reality was shattered by a ferocious wall of water.