| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:15 PM
There's a reason people want to own or visit properties that back up to open spaces: Nature enhances lives.
And that's why protecting and preserving the Patapsco Valley "is really all about quality of life," says John Slater, president of Patapsco...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:05 AM
As the sun set over Ellicott City on a crisp autumn evening earlier this week, the volunteers stood outside Miller Library, clutching clipboards and calling out to passersby: "Would you like to help take zoning to the voters?"
People stopped to listen...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:03 PM
The Taneytown creamery building, located behind Country Kitchen on East Baltimore Street, has sat vacant since 2001 when it was last used as a haunted house.
With its windows missing or covered by plywood and Halloween decor painted on its walls, the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:39 AM
What memories old brochures and programs bring back! Homes, organizations and school events are recalled.
Susan Osborn brought into the Aberdeen Room a brochure from Humming Bird Manor, recalling the beautiful James B. Baker house at 452 W. Bel Air Ave....
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 4:50 PM
In a few months, a historic house on a hill in Cape St. Claire will sport a new roof to go with its new paint job and the garden beside it, the latest moves to save a piece of the county's past.
The goal is to bring back into use a vacant, dilapidated...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...