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Preservation Maryland to Undertake Statewide Study of Historic School Architecture

02/03/2021
By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland is proud to announce it is the recipient of a survey & research non-capital grant from the Maryland Historical Trust to conduct a study of the state’s school architecture from early education efforts through the 1970s.

RFP: Preservation Maryland is seeking proposals from consultants with demonstrated expertise in the preparation of historic context reports and creation of documentation forms. The project is funded by a grant to Preservation Maryland from the Maryland Historical Trust’s Non-Capital Preservation Grant program. RFP responses are due March 19, 2021.

ACCESS RFP

Documenting Maryland’s Education History: A Context Study of School Architecture
Preservation Maryland
$46,000 awarded

From one-room schoolhouses to segregated buildings to desegregated campuses of learning – Maryland’s schools tell a critical story about the way in which the state evolved. They are physically rooted in communities and are often the center of community engagement, discussion, and life. Today, new school construction and reconstruction is rapidly changing the fabric of the state’s education landscape. This project will work to identify the significant architecture, styles, and features of Maryland’s education landscape.

The goal of the ambitious, statewide project is to complete a professionally researched statewide context study which will identify trends and patterns in school architecture, identify major styles and architectural features, and develop a framework for evaluating architectural and historical significance of remaining, often threatened historic school buildings.

FULL LIST OF GRANT AWARDEES

Preservation Maryland is among eight organizations receiving Non-Capital (Survey & Research) Preservation Grants this year. The seven other deserving projects are outlined below:

Geophysical Survey of the Mill Field Surrounds
Historic St. Mary’s City
$18,000 Awarded

Documenting Early Women Architects in Maryland
Baltimore Architecture Foundation
$40,000 awarded

Recovering Identity: Northern Frederick County Cultural Resource Survey
African American Resources Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH), Frederick County Division of Planning and Permitting, and Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
$50,000 awarded

Maryland Slave Dwelling Survey
Texas A&M University
$36,000 awarded

Investigating Jesuit Plantation Landscapes in Maryland: Archaeological and Geophysical Survey
Cecil and St. Mary’s Counties
Catholic University of America
$64,000 awarded

Asian American Historical and Cultural Context of Montgomery County
MNCPPC-Montgomery County Historic Preservation
$24,000 awarded

U-1105 Historical and Archeological Survey
Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group
$22,000 awarded

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