Historic Preservation Timeline and Awards

In addition to our ongoing dedication to salvage of historic architectural elements during demolition activities and stabilization and code enforcement in historic districts, the following notable preservation activities have contributed to historic preservation in Baltimore City.

1940:

Poe Homes, the first public housing development, opens under the leadership of HABC Executive Director C. W. Perkins. The new development spared the demolition of the Edgar Allen Poe House, which became a museum in 1949.

1969:

HABC started a new public housing program converting vacant houses into public housing units, called Rehab Housing, and later dubbed the Scattered Site program. Eventually there were 2,845 scattered site units.

1995-1996:

Baltimore City and Housing support and fund the Highlandtown Trolley Car Barn Adaptive Reuse and Conversion to a senior apartment building. The affordable co-op is still successfully operating in 2013.

2006-2008:

Support of CHAP for Park Circle National Register Nomination in preparation for the Park Heights Master Plan Projects.

2012:

Documentation of select neighborhood resources in Coldstream Homestead Montebello.

Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (MIHP) Form and Determination of Eligibility (DOE) Form for the Brooklyn Neighborhood were filed with the Maryland Historical Trust.

Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (MIHP) Form and Determination of Eligibility (DOE) Form for the Curtis Bay Neighborhood were filed with the Maryland Historical Trust.

2012-2013:

Coldstream Homestead Montebello National Register Nomination filed with the National Register.

Park Heights History Timeline created.

2013:

The McCulloh Homes historic Boy and Girl statues were replicated. The project was coordinated with CHAPs Monument Program.

Determination of Eligibility (DOE) Form for Mount Winans Neighborhood was filed with the Maryland Historical Trust.

Lillian Jones Apartments opened, with informational panels of the history of the Old East Baltimore Historic District

2014:

Stabilization of selected historic properties Citywide, including Harlem Park historic rowhouses.

Examples of Project Awards

The following non-inclusive list of awards were presented to projects that were previously city-owned properties and/ or projects supported with funding through the City of Baltimore programs:

2010:

Maryland Preservation Award for Preservation Partnerships presented to Baltimore Housing for Millers Court, a rehabilitation project that created affordable living spaces for teachers and low-rent offices for education-related non-profits.

Maryland Preservation Award for Project Excellence for the Rehabilitation of the American Brewery, a formerly City-owned property.

2012:

Baltimore Heritage Adaptive Reuse and Compatible Design Award presented to Restoration Gardens, a property dedicated to housing individuals transitioning from foster care.

2013:

Baltimore Heritage Restoration and Rehabilitation Award presented to The Linden House, a property dedicated to housing formerly homeless women.

Baltimore Heritage Restoration and Rehabilitation Award presented to 400 Block of East Oliver Street for residential use.

The Urban Land Institute Baltimore District Council has honored Baltimore Design School with a 2013 WaveMaker Award presented to Seawall Development Company.

Relevant Links

Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP)

Maryland Historical Trust

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation