Baltimore City’s ca. 1933 Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Library is the flagship location of one of the oldest public library systems in the United States, and through the work of many skills hands during an extraordinary renovation and modernization project, the Library shines bright as a beacon of community, knowledge, and betterment. For their craft and commitment, Preservation Maryland has awarded the 2020 Best of Maryland Preservation Artisan Award to EverGreene Architectural Arts and F.C. Vogt Company.
Under the direction of the Maryland Department of General Services, one of Annapolis’s historic post offices just underwent a world-class comprehensive adaptive reuse program to restore the deteriorated Georgian Revival architecture and to convert its interior space into new state government offices for the governor’s office of community initiatives and the governor’s legal office. This Best of Maryland Stewardship Award goes to the Maryland Department of General Services for envisioning and financing this over iconic $15 million project on Annapolis’ Church Circle.
Best of Maryland: Aaron Marcavitch of Maryland Milestones
05/07/2018 By Preservation Maryland
Aaron Marcavitch, Executive Director of the Anacostia Trails State Heritage Area, is a leader in heritage tourism and preservation partnership in Maryland and will be recognized with The Gearhart Professional Service Award by Preservation Maryland at our annual Best of Maryland awards.
Through the long-term Maryland Milestones initiative of the Anacostia Trails State Heritage Area, Aaron connects heritage and recreation tourism through much of Prince George’s County. Under his leadership, the Heritage Area recently opened the doors to its Heritage Center in a rehabilitated theatre in the heart of hip and historic Hyattsville. Other Heritage Center partners include Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center and the Neighborhood Design Center.
The Heritage Center is a stunning example of Aaron’s partnership building strategies and brought together an arts center and artists studios with a strong bike and recreational culture to create a hub of exploration of Maryland’s history across time. Aaron keeps the Center active with special events, bike scavenger hunts, and other creative tourism strategies — many of them based out of the Heritage Center or other gems in Prince George’s County.