Preservation Maryland Receives Grant for Rehabilitation of the Ellicott City Jail

The National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasurers grant program awarded funding to Preservation Maryland for rehabilitation and preservation work on the historic Ellicott City Jail, a contributing resource to the Ellicott City Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its national significance, in Ellicott City, Maryland. This funding will go toward saving this important structure that holds 171 years of American history from further deterioration and vacancy and repurposing it as a collaborative space for preservation non-profits and a Center for Climate, Heritage, and Preservation Studies.

“Ellicott City, a community in which our organization has worked and advocated for many times, has a rich history and a layered story to tell,” said Nicholas Redding, president & CEO of Preservation Maryland. “Our plan envisions rehabilitating the property in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, addressing some of Ellicott City’s challenges and respecting the need to preserve historic assets – some of which have challenging histories. We thank the National Park Service, and the Save America’s Treasurers grant program for contributing funding that will help see this project forward.”

This project is being supported by the Save America’s Treasures grant program, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.