The vernacular Art Deco architecture of the Church Hill Theatre in rural Queen Anne’s County is a rare site – and its home to a local performing theatre company that also well cares for their historic theatre. Preservation Maryland will recognize Church Hill Theatre with a Community Choice award at the Best of Maryland preservation awards.
May is Preservation Month and to help kick off the celebration, Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust will present a ceremonial check for $10,000 to Main Street Middletown on Thursday, May 3rd in support of their efforts to purchase two distinctive historic buildings on West Main Street.
Last winter, one of the historic chimneys at Steppingstone Farm Museum in Susquehanna State Park collapsed due to wind and weather. Preservation Maryland issued an emergency Heritage Fund grant to address the immediate need.
St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church’s Chapel of the Incarnation is a very unique example of Mission-style church architecture in Maryland. It was built in 1916 by designer William J. Palmer for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. With a Heritage Fund grant, the Church was able to repair and replace their roofs.