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The Revitalization Support Center Joins the Nonprofit’s Historic Property Redevelopment Program to Help Preserve Historic Properties in Maryland

Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce the launch of a new service line, The Revitalization Support Center, which will aid with complex tax credit applications, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and project management support for non-profit and for-profit organizations on historic property revitalization projects.

“The Revitalization Support Center is a resource for other organizations that need trusted support on complex preservation projects,” said Nicholas Redding, Preservation Maryland’s president & CEO. “This service will run parallel to our Historic Property Redevelopment Program, which directly funds and manages the revitalization of historic properties, catalyzing investment in the communities in which they reside. Now, in addition to our hands-on redevelopment projects, we will be able to provide a service that will guide the preservation of even more historic assets in Maryland.”

Lisa Jensen, a career preservationist with more than 20 years of experience working with developers, governments, and state and federal agencies, was recently named lead advisor of the program.

If you are interested in learning more about The Revitalization Support Center or want to discuss a specific project, contact Lisa Jensen at ljensen@presmd.org

For more than 90 years, non-profit Preservation Maryland  has worked to protect the state’s irreplaceable heritage while creating a more equitable & sustainable future. Through strategic programming like the Historic Property Redevelopment Program, The Campaign for Historic Trades, and advocacy, the organization uses the best of our past to solve some of today’s biggest issues, including the effects of climate change, affordable housing, & workforce development.

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By Dana Cohen

Maryland’s Oldest Sleep Away Camps

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By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Exchange with The Landmark Trust USA

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By Preservation Maryland

Maryland Towns with Unusual Names: Fruitland

Next up in our series of towns with unusual names is Fruitland, Maryland. Located in Wicomico County, Fruitland is home to about 5,300 people. Visitors to the area can visit the Pemberton Historical Park, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, or the Salisbury Zoo. Maryland’s Fruitland isn’t all that unusual, it seems, as there are 17 other towns in the United States that share the same name. 

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