Bloomfield misses National Register SOUTHEAST -- Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

October 28, 1992|By Mary Gail Hare | Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer

Bloomfield Manor will not be among the homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places this year.

At a hearing yesterday, officials tabled the nomination of the 18th-century Sykesville residence until February.

"It's a rigorous evaluation process," said Tom Lynch, who purchased the Obrecht Road home for $382,000 in August. "The nomination has to be irrefutable. I was caught blind at the hearing [Tuesday]. We just didn't have enough information."

The nomination of the recently restored, two-story wood home, already listed on the Maryland Historic Register, failed to meet certain documentation requirements, said Debbie Taylor, spokeswoman for the federal register.

"The application was not researched deeply enough," she said. "You can't just say 'Here's a neat property, let's save it.' There are more issues involved."

Among those issues are a site's architectural significance and uniqueness in the county.

Tom and Darcy Lynch, who reside at Bloomfield with their three children, said they have no doubts about the historical authenticity of their home.

"Architecturally, it passed the nomination with flying colors," said Mrs. Lynch.

Mr. Lynch said he plans to meet with local officials and pass the required information on to the board before it reconvenes.

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