Endangered Sites

Endangered Sites Committee
Endangered Sites List
Summary of Frederick County Endangered Sites List
Endangered Sites Articles
Other Related Endangered Sites Listings
Other Preservation Resources

Endangered Sites Committee
The Endangered Sites Committee is a loosely organized, dynamic group of volunteers within FCLF that advocates for the protection and preservation of structures or other historic features in Frederick County that are at risk.

Volunteers attend and make presentations at public hearings, write letters and articles, contact owners of structures and government agencies, distribute petitions or other activities to raise public awareness. They research building histories and document structures. When a building is to be lost, they salvage historic building materials to allow reuse in other preservation projects.

To join this group either for a specific issue or for the long term, contact FCLF. You can be part of the solution.

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Endangered Sites List
FCLF publishes an annual list of Frederick County's most endangered sites in Frederick Magazine. Frederick is one of few local organizations to formally identify historic treasures threatened by demolition, deterioration, or development. This important effort has been responsible for raising public awareness of the vulnerability of irreplaceable historic assets, and has helped save several sites that would have otherwise been destroyed.

Threatened structures or other historic features in Frederick County can be nominated to the annual Endangered Sites List by contacting FCLF with information on the history and importance of the site and the nature of the threat to the site. The list is finalized each June for publication in September.

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Other Related Endangered Sites Listings
Statewide, Preservation Maryland and Maryland Magazine are beginning a similar program.

Nationally, the National Trust for Historic Preservation annually lists 11 Most Endangered Places in their magazine Preservation. Some Frederick County sites have been featured - the Monocacy Aqueduct in 1998 and Journey Through Hallowed Ground (Route 15 corridor) in 2005.

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Other Preservation Resources

Frederick County
Historic Preservation Commission

Historical Society of Frederick County

Frederick City
Historic Preservation Commission

Emmitsburg Area Historical Society

Middletown Valley Historical Society
305 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 294
Middletown, MD 21769-0294
(301)371-7582

Point of Rocks Community Historical Society

Thurmont Historical Society
P.O. Box 251
11 N. Church Street
Thurmont, MD 2l788-0251
(301)271-1860

Urbana Historical Society Gil House
(301) 831-8215 or (301) 663-6244

Maryland Historical Trust

Preservation Maryland

National Trust for Historic Preservation


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