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.
Event Photos: Best of Maryland Awards at The Flag House
05/21/2018 By Preservation Maryland
On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Preservation Maryland hosted its 33rd annual Best of Maryland awards ceremony to a a record crowd at the historic Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore City. The event was attended by over 200 preservationists, community leaders, elected officials and fans of Maryland’s heritage. This year’s award winners represented a diverse array of projects and historic resources from across the state – from a restored Opera House to the iconic Domino Sugar sign standing high above the Baltimore skyline.
For a third year in a row, the organization also recognized legislative champions at the federal and state level who have shown exceptional leadership on challenging preservation issues. United States Senator Ben Cardin was recognized for the role he played in saving the federal historic tax credit from elimination along with Maryland Senator Bill Ferguson and Maryland Delegate Alonzo T. Washington for their support of landmark legislation that increased the state historic tax credit’s support of affordable housing in historic structures.