Historic Property Redevelopment Program

After several years of thoughtful planning and listening to the needs of communities around the state, Preservation Maryland is proud and excited to announce the revival our of revolving fund.

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After several years of thoughtful planning and listening to the needs of communities around the state, Preservation Maryland is proud and excited to announce the planned acquisition of a significant, threatened historic structure.

REINVESTING IN JONATHAN STREET

417 North Jonathan Street is an historic circa 1830s small log home in the heart of the historic Jonathan Street community of Hagerstown, one of the state’s oldest African American neighborhoods and nearby well-documented Green Book sites. It is the first revolving fund project for Preservation Maryland since 1975 – 45 years ago.

“The time is right to reinvest in Jonathan Street. Challenges will always come up – but we have waited long enough and worked hard enough to make this project a reality. With just this one building, we will showcase the opportunity we have to make a change, building-by-building.”  – Tereance Moore, Western Maryland Community Development Corporation

After rehabilitation, we will partner with a qualified organization to sell the property as affordable, owner-occupied housing. Additionally, local citizens, including Reggie Turner and Tereance Moore, who have formed the Western Maryland Community Development Corporation – a new organization that will carry on the future revitalization work spurred on by this first project.

No aspect or corner of Maryland’s economy will be unscathed by COVID-19, including Preservation Maryland, but we will not retreat.

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Here are three incredibly important reasons that we are not shelving plans for this project and moving full steam ahead:

  1. This historic building is immediately threatened with demolition even though it is a rare-remaining resource on Jonathan Street that tells the story of an underrepresented and significant community,
  2. With the support of our members and pro-bono professionals, Preservation Maryland is joining and supporting a well-organized group of local citizens that will make this project a success.
  3. We know that reinvestment in this single structure will return the building to its original use and will provide a home to a deserving family – and, we also believe, that our work will be a catalyst for future redevelopment along Jonathan Street

Your donation will directly support the rehabilitation of 417 North Jonathan Street – one of the oldest standing log structures left in Hagerstown and a critical piece of Maryland’s African American heritage.

We’re counting on people like you to support Preservation Maryland’s “it-can-be-done” approach to preservation during these challenges times. We don’t quit and we need your support.

We already have the backing of numerous funders, – but Preservation Maryland needs to raise an additional $30,000 to make this project and our revolving fund a reality.

Your gift today will support 417 North Jonathan Street and help revive Preservation Maryland revolving fund. Donations made today will fuel future preservation projects, loans, and investments all around the state – in your community and across your state.

So, please, give now and help us rebuild Maryland.

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ANOTHER REASON TO GIVE

Thanks to the quick action of the US Congress – non-profits have something new to offer our donors. The new law allows individuals who do not itemize their taxes to take up to a $300 above-the-line charitable income tax deduction for cash donations made in 2020. So for folks who take the standard deduction, if you give $300 to charity, you’d get the $300 tax break in addition to the standard deduction. We are not providing tax advice – but suffice it to say – individuals who normally take the “standard deduction” now will actually benefit on their taxes by giving to charities. So, please consider this as you make your gift – we really do need your help.

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Preservation Maryland’s Historic Property Redevelopment Program was sparked by a grant from the 1772 Foundation. The Preservation Maryland Property Redevelopment Revolving Fund has been generously supported by the Middendorf Foundation and the Rural Maryland Council and many individuals and corporations.

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Under the new partnership, CIRCA will donate all proceeds from the sale of their extremely popular “Save All The Old Houses” enamel pin to Preservation Maryland’s revolving fund rehabilitation of 417 North Jonathan Street. The building is an historic circa 1830s small log home in the heart of the historic Jonathan Street community of Hagerstown, one of the state’s oldest African American neighborhoods and nearby several well-documented Green Book sites.

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At a socially distant closing held on Wednesday, June 24, Preservation Maryland Executive Director signed on the dotted line – formally acquiring 417 N. Jonathan Street in Hagerstown as a part of the organization’s re-launched historic property redevelopment program.

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For the first time in many years, Preservation Maryland is set to purchase a property with its recently rekindled revolving fund – but the history of the revolving fund goes back to 1973 and included a visit with a famous visitor from Savannah, Georgia.

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After several years of thoughtful planning and listening to the needs of communities around the state, Preservation Maryland is proud and excited to announce the planned acquisition of a significant, threatened historic structure.

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After several years of thoughtful planning and listening to the needs of communities around the state, Preservation Maryland is proud and excited to announce the planned acquisition of a significant, threatened historic structure.

417 North Jonathan Street is an historic circa 1830s small log home in the heart of the historic Jonathan Street community of Hagerstown, one of the state’s oldest African American neighborhoods and nearby well-documented Green Book sites.

After rehabilitation, we will partner with a qualified organization to sell the property as affordable, owner-occupied housing. Additionally, local citizens, including Reggie Turner and Tereance Moore, who have formed the Western Maryland Community Development Corporation – a new organization that will carry on the future revitalization work spurred on by this first project.

It is the first revolving fund project for Preservation Maryland since 1975 – 45 years ago.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Watch the Video Announcement:

Support this Project

PROJECT PARTNERS

Preservation Maryland’s Historic Property Redevelopment Program was sparked by a grant from the 1772 Foundation. The Preservation Maryland Property Redevelopment Revolving Fund has been generously supported by the Middendorf Foundation and the Rural Maryland Council and many individuals and corporations.

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