Preservation Maryland joins with Marylanders around the state mourning the loss of Henry. R. “Harry” Lord, who in addition to numerous cultural and civic acts of service also previously served as the chair of the Board of Preservation Maryland.

As reported in the lengthy and detailed obituary in the Baltimore Sun, Lord is remembered as, “a retired lawyer whose interests ranged from civic, cultural and environmental affairs to writing, baseball and long backpacking treks through the woods with his wife of more than 50 years.”

(L-R) The late Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Preservation MD CEO Nicholas Redding, Henry R. “Harry” Lord. (2014)

During his tenure at Preservation Maryland, Lord oversaw the latest update to the organization’s strategic plan as well as the hiring of Nicholas Redding, the current President & CEO. Lord supported efforts to grow the organization during this transformative period and also encouraged new leadership within the Board to support the expanded mission and programming.

President and CEO Nicholas Redding reflected,

“First and foremost, Harry gave me a shot at running this dynamic organizations — and for that I’ll always be appreciative. He also embraced change and the potential that the organization — and by extension preservation held for communities around the state.”

Prior to his leadership of the Preservation Maryland Board, Lord also provided legal services during efforts aimed at preventing the loss of large portions of the so-called, “Superblock” in West Baltimore — a project that ultimately failed and has been replaced by a much more preservation friendly rehabilitation plan.

Read Henry R. “Harry” Lord’s full obituary