Preservation News Across Maryland: Project Restore + The Saylor House Workshop

By Dana Cohen

Project Restore Accepting Applications in Early September

Project Restore will provide $25 million to fill vacant retail and commercial buildings and support business investment, job creation, and economic growth in Maryland‘s communities. Businesses opening or expanding into vacant retail and commercial properties may be eligible for Project Restore grants from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Project Restore grants can help new and growing businesses with rent payments and operating costs in their first year. Please visit for more details. The “Notice of Funding Availability” is now online. The department will post a sample application in the coming weeks, and the application portal is projected to open the week of September 7th-10th.

Spring 2020 Heritage Fund Grant Recipient Saylor House OFFERING Exterior Repair Workshop

The ca. 1800 Saylor House in Hagerstown, MD. Photo from the Washington County Historical Trust.

The ca. 1800 Saylor House in Hagerstown, MD. Photo from the Washington County Historical Trust.


Exterior Repairs for Older Homes workshop at the Saylor House. Learn to assess, repair, and replace soffits, facia boards and hang gutters on the Saylor House. Join instructors Paul Wade and David Gibney for this two-day workshop where they will discuss the role of the soffit, facia and gutters and demonstrate techniques to repair and/ or replace these features.

Sept 18 & 19 from 9a-3p. The cost is $100 to cover the material costs. Registration is through Hagerstown Parks and Recreation.



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As an award-winning communications professional who creates and manages strategic campaigns, Dana works with our team and partners to tell the stories about our important preservation work and highlight what makes Maryland’s historic buildings, communities, and landscapes special.

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