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THE 2018 TOP
The 2018 list of Top Ten Endangered Historic Sites in Howard County has been announced and Preservation Howard County is calling for residents, businesses, local officials, and county planners to work together to preserve the county's historic treasurers.
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Columbia South Entrance Bridge
Once, the early entry for many who came seeking the opportunities of the new city of Columbia. The bridge, originally built in the 1830's was known as Pushpin Bridge. It was replaced in 1919 andis in need of restoration by the State Road Administration and the Columbia Association to be included in the revitalization of Downtown Columbia.
Ellicott City Jail
This historic building built in 1878, known as "Willow Grove" or "Emery Jail", offers the potential to be part of Ellicott City Restoration Plans as an adaptive Public or private building and tourism stop.
Simpsonville Mill Race
Several years of storm floods have damaged the early 1700 mill race of one of the few remaining mills in Howard County. Its restoration, by the Department of Recreation and Parks, would enhance the Robinson Nature Center's historical and educational programs depicting how a community was established and prosperous around the mill.
Early indication is that needed restoration is underway on this c. 1860 National Road Rest Stop and oldest building in one of the last crossroads communities.
This early 1600 land patent has been transformed into Troy Regional Park leaving the historic house c. 1808, buildt on a previous foundation, is in need of restoration. noting that the many athletic fields have been completed and it is time to plan and fund for its adaptive use as an historical interpretive center of the area's history.
H & H Rock Companies is considering restoration plans and adaptive use of this 1835 house as a community center as part of their 55+ community in Kings Contrivance.
The Columbia Exhibit Center
Threatened by future development, this Frank Gehry designed building is one of the first buildings in the new city of Columbia. It became the gateway for all who visited or looked to settle here. The iconic mid-century design augments its link to the beginning of Columbia and more than any other building serves as Columbia's historic building.
Rockburn Heritage Park
Built in the late 1700's, Clover Hill is in need of a restoration and adaptive use plan with appropriate funding to protect the integrity of the structure.
Hailed as an engineering feat at the time of its completion in 1835. CSX Corporation's collaboration with the Patapsco Heritage Greenway and community organizations is essential to the restoration: safety railings, creating viewing area and interpretive signs to be ready for the 200th anniversary celebration.