Can my property be a Harford County Historic Landmark?

To be eligible for a historic landmark designation in Harford County, a site, structure, building, district, or object must be surveyed in the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties,  at least 50 years of age or older, have sufficient integrity of location, design, materials, workmanship AND meet one or more of the following:

1.   Historical and Cultural Significance:

  • is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to national, state, or local history;
  • is associated with the lives of persons significant in national, state, or local history;
  • has character, interest or value as part of the heritage or culture of Harford County, the State of Maryland or the United States; or
  • has the potential to provide important information about history or prehistory (archaeology)

2.   Architectural and Design Significance:

  • embodies the distinctive characteristics of a particular architectural style or period, or method of construction;
  • represents the work of a notable architect or master builder;
  • possesses high artistic value; or
  • represents a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction (historic districts).

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1. What are the benefits of a Harford County Historic Landmark Designation?
2. Can my property be a Harford County Historic Landmark?
3. How does a property become a designated County Historic Landmark (HCHL)?
4. What is the Historic Preservation Commission or HPC?
5. Can a Harford County Historic Landmark be changed?
6. How does the HPC review projects?
7. What is the Secretary of the interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties?
8. What are the Standards for Rehabilitation?
9. What kinds of projects have been approved?
10. What are some examples of projects that would not be approved?