Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura Houston, the organization’s first full-time historic property redevelopment manager. Houston, a Texas native, joins the team at a time of dynamic growth for the organization and will oversee Preservation Maryland’s rapidly expanding portfolio of historic property redevelopment projects.
Scientific research recently uncovered that the timbers used to construct Preservation Maryland’s property at 417 North Jonathan Street were originally felled in the winter of 1739/40. Which begs the question: What was happening in America in 1739?
Preservation Maryland, with the assistance and generous support of the Maryland Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration, is pleased to announce the findings of a recently completed dendrochronology report which confirms 417 North Jonathan is constructed with some of Hagerstown’s oldest timbers.
Earlier this Fall, Preservation Maryland had the opportunity to partner with CIRCA Old Houses to raise funds for our Revolving Fund. Thanks to the generosity of over 200 people across the country, we raised over $5,000 to support our property redevelopment projects.