| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:47 PM
A project to renovate a building in the Warfield Cultural and Commerce Center, in Sykesville, has been awarded $246,619 in state tax credits in Maryland's Sustainable Communities Tax Credit program.
This week Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that five...
| 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...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Karen Lewand, a preservationist and educator who launched a series of walking tours while establishing programs for children to learn about architecture, died of cancer Dec. 20 at her home in the Radnor-Winston section of North Baltimore. She was 67....
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:01 PM
It would be easier to redevelop large, historic manufacturing sites in Baltimore County under legislation approved Monday by the County Council.
Under the bill, tracts of land 40 acres or larger that are zoned for heavy manufacturing and include...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Burleigh Cottage, an historic Howard County house whose origins go back to the late 1700s, sold in October for $1.1 million.
The house at 10250 Burleigh Cottage Lane in Ellicott City started out as a log cabin used as a hunting retreat. Additions were...
| 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...