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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | December 8, 1994
Carroll County has no shortage of towns in the National Register of Historic Places. Sites in Westminster, Sykesville, Uniontown and Taneytown have been recognized for their historical significance.Now it's Union Bridge's turn.The town's Main Street area is the latest Carroll district to be included in the register, a division of the National Park Service."Union Bridge had not really even been looked at, and it was time," said Ken Short, the county's historic planner. "There are so many great resources there."
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Special to The Sun | May 13, 2007
Anne Arundel County is home to more than 90 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, including farmhouses, Colonial mansions and lighthouses. Some properties have been recognized for their architecture. Others have been included because of their connection to important people or events in local, state or American history. In downtown Annapolis and other sites, architecture and history are often interwoven. "Every property has its own story to tell," said Peter Kurtze, National Register administrator at the Maryland Historical Trust, the state's Historic Preservation Office.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | December 16, 1993
Lawyers Hill, an Elkridge neighborhood that used to be a summer retreat for Baltimore City jurists, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places."
TRAVEL
By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | December 17, 2006
My husband and I are interested in Walt Whitman. Are there tours where we can pay homage to America's poet? Whitman, born in 1819 in the community of West Hills in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., lived the last 19 years of his life in Camden, N.J. Both cities celebrate his life and works and are worth a visit. Last summer, tourism officials in Camden, east of Philadelphia, offered "Walt Whitman and his Invincible City," a three-hour guided tour to Whitman's home and burial site, plus readings of his poems by an impersonator.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1997
A place on the National Register of Historic Places awaits New Windsor.Carroll's smallest town -- population about 825 -- will join many of its county neighbors on the register, including Union Bridge, Linwood, Sykesville, Taneytown, Uniontown, Westminster and most recently, Lineboro.The Governor's Consulting Committee nominated New Windsor "unanimously and enthusiastically" at a hearing Tuesday in Crownsville and will forward its recommendations to the National Park Service for a final decision.
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By Ronald Smothers and Ronald Smothers,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 12, 2001
MADISON, N.J. - In the two decades since it took over the financially ailing commuter lines in the state, New Jersey Transit may have failed to awaken warm feelings among most of its riders, but preservationists and railroad buffs fairly gush about the way the agency has preserved its history - the stations and rail lines that have stitched the state together over the last 150 years. Strung along the storied Delaware, Lackawanna & Western as well as little-known short lines like the former Squankum & Freehold, are gems of the state's railroad patrimony - its 160 rail stations.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2002
Tuscany-Canterbury, a North Baltimore neighborhood known for its architectural diversity, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Much of the credit for the designation goes to Eileen Higham, a psychologist who began to write a book-length history of the community -- the world outside her Tudor-style window -- five years ago. Her research led to the application for historical status. Higham, who has lived with her husband in the neighborhood since 1970, fits the informal profile of the 3,000 residents of this triangular enclave north of the Johns Hopkins University campus, bounded by University Parkway, Charles Street and Linkwood Road: bookish, academic or professional and settled.
NEWS
By Melissa Corley and Melissa Corley,CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE | March 8, 1998
CHESTERTOWN -- Lauretum looks like someone slapped together the "Addams Family" mansion and a gingerbread house.It is just that combination of characteristics that won the Chestertown bed-and-breakfast a spot on the National Register of Historic Places."
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 24, 1998
Residents of Original Northwood are confident they've come up with a lesson in what makes a lovely and livable neighborhood.Standing before the city's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation recently, they ticked off their reasons why this home-proud Northeast Baltimore community, constructed during the depths of the Depression, should be listed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places."
FEATURES
By Thomas G. Watts and Thomas G. Watts,DALLAS MORNING NEWS | June 15, 1997
SMITH CENTER, Kan. -- The buffalo no longer roam and the antelope certainly don't play around here anymore.But in a stand of cottonwoods on the banks of Beaver Creek is the one-room log cabin where Dr. Brewster Higley wrote a song of the West more than a century ago. "Home on the Range" became the favorite of Franklin D. Rooseveltand the state song of Kansas.This dilapidated little cabin shares a distinction with more famous structures and places, such as Mount Vernon, Yellowstone National Park and the grounds of the Battle of Gettysburg.
NEWS
By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | July 26, 2006
A long-simmering feud over what to call the Southwest Baltimore neighborhood that sometimes goes by Pigtown, sometimes by Washington Village and other times by a hyphenated hookup of the two, erupted recently in the unlikeliest of spots. This brawl over authenticity, pride and, of course, pigs overwhelmed an otherwise subdued hearing on - of all things - Pigtown's application to the National Register of Historic Places. Name game Do you have a better name for Pigtown? Submit your suggestion at baltimoresun.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2005
When Cory Sanford saw the old stone tavern last fall, he knew it was the place he'd been looking for and planned to make it his home. But there was no tavern in Taneytown to have a celebratory drink to his purchase of the city's oldest building. That's why the 1760 building will again be the Old Stone Tavern, Sanford said last week, standing amid walls and floors stripped to their original beams and stone. "I had visited German taverns. I loved how they were constructed, and I found this little building in Taneytown.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2004
The Warfield Project, a long-planned business and technology park in South Carroll, has signed a national company with headquarters in Eldersburg as its first tenant. Nexion Health Inc. officials said the company will spend more than $2 million to renovate its new offices in one of the former state hospital buildings once known as the Warfield Complex. The company, which operates 40 nursing facilities in three states and employs about 6,000 workers, signed a long-term lease late last week for one of the dozen century-old structures that were once Springfield Hospital wards.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2004
Baltimore preservation officials have endorsed the creation of the largest historic district in the city -- an area of about 175 blocks containing almost 6,000 significant properties. Dubbed Old West Baltimore, the district is made up of five distinct African-American neighborhoods rich with architectural and cultural significance. The district is one of four that received approval Tuesday night by the city's Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
NEWS
August 24, 2003
The Harford community of Berkley, overlooking the Susquehanna River in the northeastern corner of the county, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The hamlet is being recognized for its place in history, which included the effort by the Marquis de LaFayette to quell a rebellion within his troops while encamped at Col. James Rigbie's farm. In addition, Berkley has been home to free land-holding African-Americans since the late 1700s and was a documented stop on the Underground Railroad.
NEWS
January 19, 2003
Developer tramples on historic district In recent days in Ellicott City's historic district, a developer familiar with the laws of Howard County razed a structure on Church Road without a demolition permit, which can only be issued with approval of the Howard County Historic District Commission. As one of the main developers in Ellicott City (and Howard County), Mr. Reuwer's lack of understanding and unwillingness to learn what "historic" means is creating a noticeably slow erosion of the character of Ellicott City that both residents and visitors love and respect.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1999
THE WEST SIDE of downtown Baltimore appears likely to become Maryland's newest federally designated historic district.After listening to nearly three hours of testimony Tuesday night, Baltimore's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation voted 4-1 to support the nomination of a 24-block section of downtown to the National Register of Historic Places.As a result of CHAP's action, the nomination will be sent to a state preservation panel, the Governor's Consulting Committee, for consideration.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2000
THE FIRST BUILDING constructed as part of Baltimore's Charles Center renewal area, the One Charles Center office tower designed by world-renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, may soon be added to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination, to be considered this spring by the U.S. Department of the Interior, would, if approved, mark one of the few times local examples of modern architecture have been accorded "historic" status by the federal government. Two preservation groups, the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP)
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2002
Tuscany-Canterbury, a North Baltimore neighborhood known for its architectural diversity, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Much of the credit for the designation goes to Eileen Higham, a psychologist who began to write a book-length history of the community -- the world outside her Tudor-style window -- five years ago. Her research led to the application for historical status. Higham, who has lived with her husband in the neighborhood since 1970, fits the informal profile of the 3,000 residents of this triangular enclave north of the Johns Hopkins University campus, bounded by University Parkway, Charles Street and Linkwood Road: bookish, academic or professional and settled.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 7, 2001
In Baltimore City Women's exchange to open tomorrow for shopping The Woman's Industrial Exchange, typically closed weekends, will open from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. tomorrow for holiday shoppers to pick up items such as smocked dresses and sock monkeys. Sales from the exchange open weekdays for lunch - benefit low-income families in the city. The establishment is known for its chicken salad, deviled eggs and tomato aspic. The exchange, at 333 N. Charles St., was founded in 1880 to help women support themselves by selling cakes and handcrafted goods.
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