On a sunny August afternoon, legislators from Baltimore’s state legislative district 46 along with developers, preservationists and representatives of the Maryland Historical Trust, visited two sites enhanced by historic tax credits.

Preservation Maryland arranged the tour of the mid-century St. Brigid’s School in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore and the Art Deco masterpiece at 10 Light Street in downtown Baltimore. Delegate Brooke Lierman and Senator Bill Ferguson, who represent the 46th district where both projects are located attended the tour along with developers representing the projects and Anne Raines, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer with the Maryland Historical Trust. Both Del. Lierman and Sen. Ferguson have previously been legislative champions of preservation efforts in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.

The St. Brigid’s School, a National Register listed mid-century building, is the recipient of a federal historic tax credit allocation that is supporting the sensitive conversion of this structure from its previous educational use to apartments complete with a rooftop deck. Project consultant Eugene Poverni and Construction manager Ibrahim Sheikh led the tour of the property and explained their support for the state and federal tax credit programs which play an important financial role in many of their firm’s projects.

At 10 Light Street, legislators met with Cary Euwer of Metropolitan Partnership which recently completed an extraordinary state and federal tax credit funded rehabilitation of the former Maryland National Bank into downtown apartments and an Under Armour Performance Center gym. In addition to a stunning restoration, the project also represents a turning point for the city as residents return to downtown.

To learn more about the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit program, visit the website of the Maryland Historical Trust.

Sign up for Preservation Maryland’s Newsletter Today

Join Preservation Maryland