Why Baltimore Heritage?

Understanding Historic Preservation Advocacy

Eli Pousson

February 24, 2016

baltimoreheritage.org

facebook.com/baltimoreheritage

@bmoreheritage

What is historic preservation?

A community of people working to save historic places

Why do historic places matter?

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What makes us happy?

We 💖 Buildings

🏫🏠⛪🏬

We 💖Neighborhoods

🌳🎪💈🍻🚲

We 💖Stories

📚🎥📷

Place +

Story =

Community

Mayfair Theatre

McKim's Free School

H.L. Mencken House

Union Square

Zell Motor Car Company Showroom

Zell Motor Car Company Showroom

Sphinx Club

Sphinx Club

😟

What makes us worry?

💰

Money

Neglect

Vacancy

Demolition

Neglect

Buildings are neglected when...

 

...the owner does not have the money or expertise to maintain a building

...the owners does not have the interest or desire to maintain a building

Vacancy

Buildings become vacant when...

 

...the historic use of the building cannot be sustained ("functional obsolescence") 

...the deteriorated condition makes it impossible to keep using a building

Demolition

Buildings are threatened with demolition...

 

...when the condition of the building puts public safety at risk

...when owners value a new use for the property more than the existing building

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How do we preserve historic places?

Organizing

Education

Assistance

Advocacy

Education

Behind the Scenes Tours

Baltimore by Foot

Explore Baltimore Heritage

Mount Vernon LGBTQ Heritage Walking Tour

Assistance

Historic Tax Credit Workshops

Grant Application Support

Free Technical Services

Rogers-Buchanan Burial Ground

Reusing Vacant Industrial Buildings

Advocacy

Research Preservation Issues

Engaging Elected Officials

Organizing Residents

Hebrew Orphan Asylum "This Place Matters" Campaign

1232 Druid Hill Avenue Landmark Designation Hearing

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How can you save historic places?

📓

Explore Baltimore Heritage 101

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Local Preservation School

localpreservation.github.io

Why Baltimore Heritage?

Understanding Historic Preservation Advocacy

Eli Pousson

February 24, 2016

baltimoreheritage.org

facebook.com/baltimoreheritage

@bmoreheritage

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