While we have all found our activities to be limited during the Pandemic, there remain some that are both safe and rewarding. For Preservation Maryland’s President of the Board, Tom Spencer, an enjoyable activity has been searching out and photographing historic stone structures. The following are a few that he has found to be particularly interesting.
Memorial Day, the day Americans set aside to remember those who fell in the service of the nation, is a day filled with parades, speeches and moving remembrances of the loved and lost.
Frederick City Hall, 2011.
Summit Session: Architectural Walking Tour of Historic Frederick
06/20/2019 By Preservation Maryland
The Old Line State Summit is Maryland’s annual historic preservation conference. This year, Preservation Maryland will offer three workshop-style sessions including an opportunity to get out into historic Frederick to explore its architectural specimens and the interventions that have helped preserve Frederick for current and future generations.
This year’s Old Line State Summit will be held in the heart of historic downtown Frederick. The City of Frederick was founded in 1745 and is home to a wide array of buildings which attendees can explore on this walking tour examining the architectural history of Frederick. The tour will venture into the original downtown core at Market and Patrick Street. Lisa Mroszczyk Murphy, Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Frederick, will share the stories of the churches, homes, municipal buildings, and theaters that make Frederick distinctive and share the ways these buildings have changed and adapted over time while maintaining their historic character.
Registration is Open: Attendees to the Old Line State Summit on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 can choose this walking tour or any of the day’s educational and experiential learning opportunities with one single registration. Be sure to check if you are eligible for any registration discounts.
Frederick streetcar, ca. 1900. Photo from Maryland State Archive.
Corner of Market and Church Street in Frederick, MD, 1900. Photo from Maryland State Archive.
MEET YOUR TOUR GUIDE
Lisa Mroszczyk Murphy, AICP, has been employed as a Historic Preservation Planner for The City of Frederick for over 10 years where she serves as staff to the Historic Preservation Commission and provides technical preservation assistance to citizens, property owners, elected officials, as well as other City agencies and departments. Prior to her employment at the city, she was the Sally Kress Tompkins Fellow for Society of Architectural Historians and Historic American Buildings Survey as well as a historic architecture intern at the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center. Ms. Mroszczyk Murphy has a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a Minor in the History of Art and Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.