As CEO of a statewide organization, I travel a lot . When I visit Maryland communities and walk down historic main streets, along waterfronts, or through neighborhoods—all with their own unique character—I immediately notice the way the history of the area gives locals and visitors alike a sense of place and a connection to the past.

ONE OF PRESERVATION MARYLAND’S most exciting and impactful programs is our Historic Property Redevelopment Program, which directly funds and manages the revitalization of historic properties, catalyzing investment in the communities in which they reside. Beyond saving places and preserving our connection to history, this work also creates lasting change across the state by spurring economic reinvestment and building stronger communities.

THREE OF OUR CURRENT PROJECTS will see structures important to their respective communities—and Maryland as a whole—rehabilitated, revitalized, and in many cases repurposed, keeping history alive and creating new chapters to old stories.

Berlin “Snoots” House in Frederick County— ca. 1830 – 1850 

Historic Property Redevelopment Program project Snoots House in Brunswick, Md.

ORIGINALLY DEEDED IN 1787, the house is one of twelve buildings that predate the current town name of Brunswick, which was previously known as Berlin prior to 1890. Preservation Maryland is currently working with the City of Brunswick on its rehabilitation into a community heritage space that will connect past to present and help reinvest in the downtown.

Rock Run Mill in Harford County—ca. 1794

is a contributing resource to the Lower Deer Creek Valley National Historic District, located within Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Preservation Maryland is currently working alongside the Maryland Park Service on the restoration of this vital resource that foreshadowed the rise of American industry in the 19th century.

Burtis House in Annapolis—ca. 1885

THE LAST REMAINING 19th-century waterman’s house on City Dock, the cottage was occupied by Capt. William Henry Burtis and three generations of his family before the City of Annapolis took ownership in 2022. Preservation Maryland is leading the stabilization of this dynamic climate resiliency project, a key component the larger plans for the historic City Dock.

But, trust me, the work has just begun.

ALTHOUGH THE PROJECTS I’ve mentioned above are now well underway, we sincerely need your help to tackle even more ambitious projects in the year ahead. Our entire team is laser-focused on using our capacity and skills to save more critically threatened historic places.

Your year-end donation will allow us to do more for important historic places across Maryland in 2024.

With pride in our past and faith in our future,

Nicholas Redding President & CEO