In 2016, Preservation Maryland announced the Pleasant View Historic Site in Montgomery County as one of the organization’s first Six-to-Fix projects and working with the site’s Trustees to complete essential repair work. In tandem, the Trustees and the broader Quince Orchard community continued to research the site’s special history, and hat awesome history is now being shared through a documentary called Finding Fellowship.
Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce the new class of Six-to-Fix projects. The Six-to-Fix program is an innovative impact-focused effort designed to help provide real solutions to big preservation challenges across the state.
Tour Recap: Exploring the Historic Mills of Baltimore’s Jones Falls
09/12/2018 By Meagan Baco
On Friday, September 7, 2018, the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the international Society for the Preservation of Old Mills toured the mills of the Jones Falls in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore City.
Members of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills chartered a bus from Baltimore County to the Baltimore inner harbor to start the tour at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, nearby where the Jones Falls flows into the Harbor.
The tour was led by Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance who has been researching the mill and labor history of the Hampden neighborhoods for several years. His research has informed a series of outdoor interpretive panels that will be installed later this fall and provide a great opportunity for a self-guided exploration.
Stops along the tour included Whitehall Mill that has been developed by Terra Nova Ventures into a unique mixed-use complex that includes lofts, office space, and a restaurant and market soon to come online. A behind-the-scenes tour by Jennifer Nolley of Terra Nova Ventures addressed the mill’s history, past uses, and it’s flood-ready redevelopment.
Closing out the tour, attendees explored the Rockland Grist Mill, currently used as offices space, that has a recreated mill race and replica water wheel as part of their bucolic landscaping.