Planning Department Celebrates May as Preservation Month
Online map and Montgomery Modern initiative represent County’s strong commitment to historic preservation
SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, joins the County Council in celebrating historic preservation following the County Council’s recognition of May as Preservation Month in Montgomery County. On May 17, 2016, Councilmember Hans Riemer introduced the proclamation by praising the efforts of the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission.
The Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Section supports the Planning Board and the Historic Preservation Commission by assisting with the identification, designation, and regulation of historic sites in Montgomery County, and through the administration of a number of preservation initiatives.
“I want to thank Councilmember Riemer and the rest of the County Council for this proclamation,” said Historic Preservation Commission Chairman William Kirwan. “It is important that County residents are reminded of the significance of preserving our cultural heritage here in Montgomery County, and I believe that no Preservation Month theme could send a clearer, stronger message: This Place Matters.”
The theme of “This Place Matters” has been echoed by the Planning Department’s Historic Preservation office’s efforts in continuing to administer the county’s tax credit program for historically designated properties and through recent initiatives such as Montgomery Modern and the development of an interactive map of historic African American places in the County.
About the Montgomery County Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Office
The Historic Preservation Office supports the Planning Board and the Historic Preservation Commission by providing for the identification, designation, and regulation of historic sites in Montgomery County. Historic Preservation staff also maintains an archive and library of documentation on historic resources in Montgomery County and provides preservation outreach and guidance on preservation best practices to the public.
If you are specifically interested in historic buildings, sites, and programs in Montgomery County Parks, please visit Montgomery Parks.
Review the Places from the Past book produced by the Montgomery County Planning Department Historic Preservation Office which inventories designated historic sites and districts in the County.
Learn more about research and designation by the Historic Preservation Office.