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Historic Rehab Tax Credit Workshop on Pennsylvania Avenue

Do you own an old rowhouse? If you are located in a historic district, you might be one of thousands of Baltimore home-owners eligible for the Maryland Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program which can provide a substantial tax incentive for maintenance or rehab work on your historic home. If you can spend a minimum of $5,000 in a two-year period, approved applicants receive a 20% refundable income tax credit on the cost of your maintenance or home-improvement project. Learn more about historic tax credits with our detailed guide to city, state and federal programs.

Historic Rehab Tax Credit Workshop

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | 7 to 8 PM
St. Peter Claver Church | 1546 North Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Join Baltimore Heritage and the Druid Heights CDC on March 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Peter Claver Church for an introductory workshop to the state and city historic rehab tax credit. Chloe Williams from the Druid Heights CDC will share a case study on their work with the tax credit program for the rehab of the historic Gateway Homes along McCulloh Street in the Druid Heights neighborhood.

Questions? Call Eli Pousson at 301-204-3337 or e-mail pousson@baltimoreheritage.org

Join us in October for Race and Place in Baltimore Neighborhoods

In addition to our regular tours this fall, in October we are pleased to host a special series called “Race and Place in Baltimore Neighborhoods.”  The series includes three Saturday morning walking tours in Upton, Greater Rosemont, and Sharp-Leadenhall and a lecture by distinguished scholar and Baltimore native Dr. Rhonda Williams.  We would love to have you join us for one or all of these!  And, thanks to the Maryland Humanities Council and Free Fall Baltimore, they are all free.

Together with scholars from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, UMBC, and Towson University, as well as neighborhood leaders from the Upton Planning Committee, the Evergreen Protective Association, and the Sharp-Leadenhall Planning Committee, we will walk through neighborhoods that have served witness to Baltimore’s challenging histories of segregation, civil rights, racial transition, displacement, urban renewal, and even historic preservation. You’re encouraged to stay for a light lunch after each tour to continue the discussion with our tour leaders as we delve into the complicated relationships between race and place and what this history means for the future of these and many other Baltimore neighborhoods.

Click here to register for one or more of the tours and the lecture or read on for more details.

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Baltimore Building of the Week: Upton Mansion

The two Greek Revival mansions featured in this Baltimore Building of the Week feature both have rich histories. Upton was home to the WCAO radio station from 1929 through 1947 and then served as the Baltimore Institute of Musical Arts, an accredited music school open to African American students, through 1955. However, while the Dumbarton House is now occupied by the Baltimore Actors’ Theatre, Upton remains on the Baltimore Heritage Watchlist threatened by vacancy and neglect.

Upton, courtesy Jack Breihan

The environs of Baltimore also boast Greek Revival country houses. Dunbarton, just over the county line in Rodgers Forge, is a grand example. Upton is a particularly fine medium-sized Greek Revival mansion which has given its name to the Baltimore neighborhood that grew up around it (Upton). Long used by the City school administration, Upton is now vacant and in constant threat of “demolition by neglect.”