| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:48 PM
A divided Board of Public Works gave wrecking crews the green light Wednesday to demolish the 55-year-old home of the president of the University of Maryland, College Park to make way for a $7.2 million building that will serve as a residence and a...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Decades after they joined the Girl Scouts, Kirsten Enzinger and Janet Brown still have fond memories of times they spent inside the giant tepee at Annapolis' Camp Woodlands.
"It was the place for orientation, the place for meals, the place for meetings,"...
| May 26, 2011
| 9:41 PM
She remembers having "wonderful" history teachers growing up in 1940s and 1950s Annapolis, and she has explored and chronicled this area's past for more than 40 years.
But as historian Jane Wilson McWilliams researched her massive, colorful and...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 8:09 AM
The old B&O Railroad Station will likely be turned into some type of museum, Aberdeen City Council members were told Monday night.
At their regular meeting Monday night, the council got an update on the plan to rebuild the station and learned a city...
| Jul 30, 2011
There is a house in Elkridge that the Maryland Historical Trust has deemed "one of the most interesting houses on the stretch of the old Washington Turnpike." The "Hobbes House" as it was called when it was built (ca. 1850), is one of only two or three...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:59 PM
If James "Buzz" Cusack and his daughter, Kathleen Lyon, have their way, they'll be cutting ribbons by Christmas for a restored Senator Theatre that will preserve the original cinema and add three screens and a small restaurant.
Gov. Martin O'Malley...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:54 PM
The rehabilitation of the Old Towson Jail into an office building was honored by the Maryland Historical Trust last week as part of the organization's 2012 Maryland Preservation Awards
The rehabilitation of the historic jail, now known as Bosley Hall,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:15 PM
Two officials with the Washington County Division of Public Works outlined plans Tuesday night for the rehabilitation of the Coffman Farms Road Bridge over Little Antietam Creek near town hall.
The one-lane bridge was built in 1832 and is rated in...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 2:52 PM
From his modern home, it pains Henry Stiles to look a few hundred yards down Reno Monument Road and watch the deterioration of the historic farmhouse where he was raised.
The overgrown yard and wild-weed fields around it have alarmed neighbors Tim...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:53 PM
In the mid-1700s, British soldiers on the way to battle might have marched right past the property on the old road crossing South Mountain.
A century later, just after a battle nearby, Civil War armies did rush past on the same road, barely 12 paces away...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 1:15 PM
A follow-up: In September 2011, The Herald-Mail printed an inquiry from Eldon Hawbaker of Hagerstown, who wrote that a historical marker along U.S. 40, about a mile west of Conococheague Creek, was rusty, difficult to read and in danger of falling down....
| Feb 13, 2013
The line that separates “historic” from “blighted” is often too fine to discern. Historic buildings are only of value if someone with tremendously deep pockets can be found to breathe new life into them, and without such a patron...