| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The latest debate over downtown Annapolis could come with a serving of fried chicken and a side of Western fries.
City planning officials said this week that Royal Farms has expressed interest in moving into the former home of Stevens Hardware, at 142...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will welcome Dr. Alan Taylor on April 8 as part of the College's commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Taylor will offer a public lecture at the Chesapeake Center at 10 a.m. His talk,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Opponents of a planned town house development on the grounds of the historic Crittenton House in Hampden drove two hours to Calvert County on June 6, hoping to convince the Maryland Historical Trust to keep in place an easement that prohibits new...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:35 AM
The good news for critics of a plan to develop the old Crittenton Home for Girls in Hampden is that the Maryland Historical Trust will hold a pubic hearing June 6 on whether to modify an easement that prohibits new construction on the site.
The bad news...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:28 AM
A developer's plan to turn a historic house into townhouses and apartments is sparking consternation among residents, who say their streets are already overly dense and congested.
General contractor John Brooks wants to convert the old Crittenton Home...
| May 15, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Maryland officials agreed Wednesday to buy the historic Annapolis post office building from the U.S. Postal Service for use as part of the government complex surrounding the State House.
Without dissent, the three-member Board of Public Works agreed to...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Since 1901, Annapolis residents and downtown workers have been dropping off letters and buying stamps at the brick Georgian Revival-style post office on Church Circle.
But not for much longer.
A vote by the state's Board of Public Works on Wednesday...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Standing amid his $44 million refurbished textile mill, now nearing completion, developer and one-time mayoral candidate David Tufaro observed a bird wading in the Jones Falls nearby.
"That's our great blue heron," Tufaro said.
Water birds fly up...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Orlando Ridout V, a historian of early Maryland buildings who explored crawl spaces and attics for their social and architectural details, died of pancreatic cancer complications April 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The lifelong Annapolis resident...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:17 AM
When she thinks of Fort Carroll, the abandoned 19th-century military installation in the Patapsco River, Beverly Eisenberg thinks of her grandfather — and of duckpin bowling balls.
She visited the six-sided artificial island as a little girl, just...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Perched on a wooded bluff in rural southeastern Carroll County, the old Henryton State Hospital bears silent witness to the ravages of decades of neglect and vandalism. First opened in 1923, the 18-building complex that once housed the sick and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:44 PM
A 250-year-old grist mill near the mouth of the Susquehanna River has sat mostly vacant since the end of the Civil War, its thick stone walls serving no purpose but the protection of a few old tools.
Though the building is historic — it was listed...