If this year’s Best of Maryland award winners teach us anything about preservation, perhaps it is that in order to achieve anything there must always be risk; that in order to be great we must defy the standard notion of what is possible and strive to realize the impossible.
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.