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  • Lewis Museum struggles with attendance, fundraising

    Lewis Museum struggles with attendance, fundraising
    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, which opened in Baltimore with great fanfare in 2005, has fallen short of attendance and fundraising goals — forcing the state to shore up its finances. During the past...
  • Patapsco Heritage Greenway promoting vision of a more cohesive valley

    Patapsco Heritage Greenway promoting vision of a more cohesive valley
    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...
  • Howard zoning petition drive nears finish line

    Howard zoning petition drive nears finish line
    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...
  • Old creamery building offers economic potential to Taneytown

    Old creamery building offers economic potential to Taneytown
    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...
  • Brochures and programs from the past provide Aberdeen history [Column]

    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....
  • Aged grist mill awaits scarce federal funds

    Aged grist mill awaits scarce federal funds
    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...
  • Preservation group working to restore historic Cape St. Claire house

    Preservation group working to restore historic Cape St. Claire house
    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...
  • Maryland Historical Trust removes restriction on development of Crittenton property

    Maryland Historical Trust removes restriction on development of Crittenton property
    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...
  • Maryland Historical Trust to hold public hearing on Crittenton development

    Maryland Historical Trust to hold public hearing on Crittenton development
    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...
  • Warfield cottage nets state tax credits for renovation

    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...
  • Karen Lewand, preservationist

    Karen Lewand, preservationist
    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....
  • Balto. Co. bill would protect Middle River Depot development in zoning fight

    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...