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Editorial from The Aegis | January 29, 2013
At any given time, it's fair to say there are at least a few properties on the market in Harford County that could be described as historic, if the definition of historic simply means old. One such property was brought to the attention of the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners last week when a representative of its owner approached the commissioners about the possibility of the town buying the mansion. The house in question, owned by Judith Graybeal Eagle, is on 2.85 acres near the entrance to the Liriodendron Mansion, a noteworthy property owned by Harford County and operated as part of the county parks system.
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September 3, 2014
I was happy to see Jacques Kelly give the Upton Mansion some much needed attention in "Upton Mansion awaits someone to revive it. " Still, it is unfortunate that Mr. Kelly focuses on Upton's value as a historic house along the lines of Mount Clare or Homewood. There has been a lot of debate in the preservation community about the need for more house museums. Why devote limited resources to yet another monument to Baltimore estate owners, many of whom made their fortunes off slavery or owned slaves?
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Letter to The Aegis | November 8, 2013
Editor: What do we have to do to get our elected officials to come to their senses? For the Town of Bel Air and Harford County Government to at least attempt to acquire the "Brick House" and adjacent package of land in the Town of Bel Air, is a NO – BRAINER! The Brick House sits a stone's throw from the county-owned historic Liriodendron Mansion, and the Larry Franz Woodland Walk which begins on the property connecting directly to the Ma&Pa Trail. The historic house, circa 1835, along with its clay tennis court, outbuildings and land, are set to be auctioned off on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Jonathan West Bel Air
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
John and Sandi Kroh are leaving Appler-Englar Farm after more than 40 years of meticulously restoring the old farmhouse near New Windsor. The retired Baltimore County school principals are downsizing and moving to Baltimore, where they can walk to shops and restaurants. But before they sell, the Krohs thought they would offer tribute to their Carroll County home by entering it in The Baltimore Sun's first Historic Homes Contest. The idea was a winner, and so is the house, chosen from among more than 30 entries and five finalists.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | March 16, 1995
The Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals has given the go-ahead for the demolition of a dilapidated but historic house in Brooklyn Park.The board voted 4-3 to overturn the county Office of Planning and Code Enforcement's decision not to issue a permit to raze the house, according to minutes of a closed session the appeals board held last week.County officials said they would not comment on the vote until they had read the decision, which may not come out for a month.Neither the owner of the property, Georgia O. Clift of Connecticut, nor her lawyer could be reached yesterday.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1995
County officials are challenging a Board of Appeals ruling giving the go-ahead for the demolition of a historic house in Brooklyn Park because they feel the board never should have heard the case.Robert M. Pollock, senior assistant county attorney, said he has asked the Circuit Court to review the board's April 7 ruling.Thomas A. Pavlinic, attorney for the owner of the historic Ballman-Gischel House, said he will ask the court to strike down a county law that permits the razing of historic buildings only if they are about to collapse.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1998
Amid growing criticism, Baltimore County officials yesterday ordered stricter reviews of demolition permit requests and weighed potential penalties against developers who razed a historic house in Green Spring Valley. Two top supervisors in the county's permit office will be required to review all demolition permits to check that no historic properties are affected, county building engineer John R. Reisinger said yesterday. He would not comment on potential fines for the developers.
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September 3, 2014
I was happy to see Jacques Kelly give the Upton Mansion some much needed attention in "Upton Mansion awaits someone to revive it. " Still, it is unfortunate that Mr. Kelly focuses on Upton's value as a historic house along the lines of Mount Clare or Homewood. There has been a lot of debate in the preservation community about the need for more house museums. Why devote limited resources to yet another monument to Baltimore estate owners, many of whom made their fortunes off slavery or owned slaves?
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 1, 2005
A preliminary sketch plan to convert almost 18 acres on the old Hogg estate in Ellicott City into a 22-unit, high-end subdivision would preserve the historic Hogg home, built in 1912, and the long, tree-lined road that approaches the house on the east side of College Avenue, developers say. The project would be on a 17.98-acre property on the east side of College Avenue. Sheppard Pratt at Ellicott City is on adjoining land to the south. Almost 12 acres would be devoted to open space, 9 acres of which would be dedicated to the county.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
Burleigh Cottage, an historic Howard County house whose origins go back to the late 1700s, sold in October for $1.1 million. The house at 10250 Burleigh Cottage Lane in Ellicott City started out as a log cabin used as a hunting retreat. Additions were made to the cabin over the years, and the house is now 3,579 square feet. "The log cabin part of the house is still the original. It's got the original floors, the original fireplaces," said Concetta Corriere with Remax 100, who represented the seller.
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Letter to The Aegis | November 8, 2013
Editor: What do we have to do to get our elected officials to come to their senses? For the Town of Bel Air and Harford County Government to at least attempt to acquire the "Brick House" and adjacent package of land in the Town of Bel Air, is a NO – BRAINER! The Brick House sits a stone's throw from the county-owned historic Liriodendron Mansion, and the Larry Franz Woodland Walk which begins on the property connecting directly to the Ma&Pa Trail. The historic house, circa 1835, along with its clay tennis court, outbuildings and land, are set to be auctioned off on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. Jonathan West Bel Air
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By Leah Polakoff, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Tucked away in the state's capital, adjacent to the Naval Academy, sits the Peggy Stewart House, a historic house that played an important role in the American Revolution and was home at different times to a signer of the Constitution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Georgian-style home, built in the 1760s and designated a National Historic Landmark, is on the market for $3.2 million. The remodeled home at 207 Hanover St. has five bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms, six fireplaces and an eight-car garage.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
House hunters searching for an in-town, historic mansion in Mount Vernon, the heart of Baltimore's cultural center, need look no further than 514 Cathedral Street. The address is home to a 9,000-square-foot town house lovingly restored over the last eight years by its owner, Drew Rieger. Dating to 1847, the six-level, elegant home was once the residence of a commander of the Civil War. "It's the only house in Mount Vernon that has been restored back to its original 1840s floor plan," Rieger said.
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Editorial from The Aegis | January 29, 2013
At any given time, it's fair to say there are at least a few properties on the market in Harford County that could be described as historic, if the definition of historic simply means old. One such property was brought to the attention of the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners last week when a representative of its owner approached the commissioners about the possibility of the town buying the mansion. The house in question, owned by Judith Graybeal Eagle, is on 2.85 acres near the entrance to the Liriodendron Mansion, a noteworthy property owned by Harford County and operated as part of the county parks system.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
Burleigh Cottage, an historic Howard County house whose origins go back to the late 1700s, sold in October for $1.1 million. The house at 10250 Burleigh Cottage Lane in Ellicott City started out as a log cabin used as a hunting retreat. Additions were made to the cabin over the years, and the house is now 3,579 square feet. "The log cabin part of the house is still the original. It's got the original floors, the original fireplaces," said Concetta Corriere with Remax 100, who represented the seller.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
A pair of side-by-side brick townhouses might be two of the most lovingly restored homes in the historic neighborhood of Federal Hill. They sit off a wide, brick-lined street. Separated on the ground level by a sally port (a narrow, open passage way), each has a door painted soft gold, each features third-floor garrets and each has windows cloaked in black shutters. These are the homes of Dr. John Hawkins, a dentist who practices in Federalsburg, a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where he lives in another home during the week.
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By Jana Sanchez-Klein and Jana Sanchez-Klein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 9, 1996
Say "historic house" to many people, and they might conjure up an image of an antebellum mansion with graceful staircases and marble-floored ballrooms -- something out of "Gone With the Wind," perhaps.Glamorous images aside, historical homes are not always mansions. Basically, they are just old.Among them are houses in need of major renovations and houses located in older neighborhoods -- for good or bad."I read mostly Victorian-era novels. A lot of times what I read I can imagine taking place in this house," says Meredith Clark, 29, who lives with her husband, Vincent Liu, 32, and their extended family in an 1880s-era house in Reservoir Hill.
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By LARRY CARSON and LARRY CARSON,SUN REPORTER | June 21, 2006
A simmering controversy over a proposed office building next to the historic Woodlawn Manor in Columbia is now a fierce fight between a developer and preservationists -- with Howard County Council members in the middle. The focal point of the clash is a bill that would allow office buildings or their parking lots to be 10 feet from open space or multifamily developments instead of 30 feet, which is the current standard. If the bill passes, it would apply countywide, though the current argument is over one project.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
A multicolored grouping of four clapboard rowhouses in Fells Point stands out like Gerbera daisies against the Formstone and brick fronts of its neighbors on either side. Architect Myrna Poirier calls one of these gems home and will soon invite visitors beyond her threshold as part of the Historic Harbor House Tour of Fells Point on Mother's Day. In keeping with the facade of her home, the interior is a color-infused, uplifting space. "Color is so important," she said. "A lot of people don't realize what color does for your spirits," pointing to an open interior 50 feet deep, with soft pastel paint on the walls in each room, richly embellished textiles from all over the world hanging on them and the morning sun bursting through ceiling skylights.
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By Richard Pickens | April 30, 2012
Despite what you may have heard, the "house museum" is not dead in Baltimore City. The H.L. Mencken House (officially closed since 1997 by the bankruptcy of the City Life Museums) has had more than 100 visitors during two recent weekends. The Johns Hopkins University's Odyssey program arranged three tours of the house led by Marion Rodgers, the Mencken scholar and biographer. There was such pent-up demand to see the "empty" house that an additional tour was added, with another waiting list group that was unable to be accommodated.
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