Restoration Of Historic Structures (P808494)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • Administering Agency: M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




The Commission owns and is the steward of over 100 properties of historic or archaeological significance. This PDF provides the funds necessary to repair, stabilize, and renovate some of the important historical structures and sites that are located on parkland. This PDF also provides for planning to identify priorities, define scopes of work, develop implementation strategies, and monitor and evaluate outcomes. A major effort of the next several years will be to actively highlight the historical and archaeological properties located on parkland and coordinate these efforts with the countywide heritage tourism initiative. Projects include feasibility studies and rehabilitation of various historic sites including the Red Door Store, Darby Store, Josiah Henson site, Bureau of Animal Industry Building at Norwood Local Park, structures at Agricultural History Farm Park, and Ziegler Log House. Many of these projects may be run through public/private partnership agreements. This PDF also funds placement of historic markers.

Estimated Schedule

FY15 emergency stabilization of Jesup Blair House.

Cost Change

Reduced six-year level-of-effort $50,000/year, State Aid. FY15 increase for emergency stabilization.


2005 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan, approved by the Planning Board. Area master plans and the County's Historic Preservation Ordinance. From Artifact to Attraction: A Strategic Plan for Cultural Resources in Parks.


Public demand for program is strong: in the most recent PROS Survey, the majority of residents found protection of historic sites to be important and rated this as a high funding priority. Proposed funding will not only provide the funds to preserve historic structures and sites, but will also make some available for public use and interpretation.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely. M-NCPPC (A13) asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission, Woodlawn Barn Visitor's Center PDF 098703, Warner Circle Special Park PDF 118703, Maryland Historical Trust, National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation