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McKim Free School
McKim Free School
Since Endangered Maryland debuted in 2007, 64 sites have made the list and only one has been lost. Sites whose status has changed appear below.
Aberdeen Train Station: The owner of CSX donated the relocation site in 2007 to the Historical Society of Harford County. In 2011, the Maryland Historical Trust obtained an easement. Bids for moving the structure have been solicited, with plans to relocate the station in 2012.
Ridgeley Rosenwald School: In 2011, an event celebrated the school’s $1.1 million restoration. The school will function as a mini museum.
Bucktown Store: The Bucktown Foundation obtained funding to purchase the building and property to stabilize and re-roof it. The store is open for business and offers Underground Railroad paddling and biking tours certified by the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom program.
Barnes Road Bridge: The Barnes Road Bridge re-opened, as promised, in May 2011.
Sellers Mansion: Preservation options with the building’s owner, the St. James Development Corporation, are under review. Fundraising and possible new ownership are the next steps.
Doughoregan Manor: The majority of this property will remain untouched due to a preservation deal signed in 2011 between Howard County, the property owners, and descendants of founding father Charles Carroll.
Bel Air Academy and Graded School: In 2010, the academy was transferred to Harford County from the school board. Uses have been suggested, but no final decision has been made.
Camp Ritchie Historic District: The U.S. Army agreed to perform a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the redevelopment of Fort Ritchie in response to a lawsuit filed by local residents who believed the redevelopment plan would negatively impact the Camp Ritchie Historic District. The plan has been amended to mitigate impact.
Loving Charity Hall: The Warren Historic District received two grants to restore the building: $150,000 from Montgomery County and a $175,000 bond bill from the state. Bids have been submitted for the restoration.
Skipjack Flora A. Price: Relocated to Dorchester County.
Trimper's Rides and Amusement Park: The property’s reassessment resulted in a reduction of property taxes, making continued operation of the park financially viable for the owner.
Handsell: Multiple grants from Bartus Trew, Choptank Electric, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, and Mid-Shore Community Foundation/George B. Todd Fund have paid for continued archaeology, a well, a paved visitors' pull-off drive, and new exhibits that inform visitors of the home’s historic significance. In June 2012, a "Life on the River 1612-1812" jamboree will celebrate the historic and natural resources of the Nanticoke River watershed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church: Restoration on the chapel building was completed and the chapel was rededicated in September 2010. Since then, work has focused on landscaping. Approximately four religious services per year are scheduled for the chapel, along with monthly social events and tours.
Upton Mansion: The Upton Mansion remains vacant as the city of Baltimore continues to search for a new use for the building. A new group, the Friends of West Baltimore Squares, has begun tackling issues of disinvestment at the mansion and another site.
The Almshouse: The city of Hagerstown mothballed the building to help protect it against further deterioration and has designated it as a landmark.
The Arabber Community: Arabbing and recycling (an Arabber tradition) continue with trucks and pushcarts at the Fremont St. Arabber Center. Three horse-drawn wagons operate from the Carlton Street Stable. Repairs and maintenance are still needed at the Arabber Center and two remaining stables.
Lakefront Promenade: The lakeside promenade is now under the control of the reorganized Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) and Columbia Association (CA). HHC is seeking tenants for the building, which should provide the financial resources needed for the building's renovation and active reuse. HHC hired Sasaki Associates to plan the upgrading of the town center lakeside promenade.
David's Friendship: Upon learning of the importance of the structure, the owners cleared vegetation, hired a professional restoration specialist to replace rotted sills and repair broken windows, put locks on the doors, and set up regularly scheduled maintenance.
McKim Free School Building: The McKim Free School Building continues to work with Preservation Maryland, Baltimore Heritage, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to raise awareness of the site and fund its restoration.
Miller's House: Miller’s House is now owned by Historic Easton, which is restoring the site.
Gymnasium at National Park Seminary: The gymnasium building has been adequately stabilized, but construction has not yet begun. The current owner has accepted an offer on the gym and its not-yet-renovated neighbors.
Perpetual Building Association Building: Pending a court of appeals decision.