Historic District

Since Spring 2015, GRIA has been working to add Remington to the National Register of Historic Places.

What is the National Register of Historic Places? Why should our neighborhood be listed?
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation. Listing in the National Register does not involve any additional oversight in the permitting process for private individuals (as would be the case for local CHAP districts), but it does open up the possibility of financial incentives and grant funding opportunities to homeowners and businesses which we are not currently eligible for.
Find out more about the National Register of Historic Places at https://www.nps.gov/nr/.
For more information about applying for renovation tax credits, visit https://mht.maryland.gov/taxcredits_homeowner.shtml. GRIA will be hosting workshops to guide neighbors on completing an application.

What is involved in the application?

Earlier this year, Mary Ellen Hayward, a well known local historian, completed an excellent nomination for the neighborhood. The document includes architectural descriptions and a brief history of every block in Remington along with representative photographs and a general history of the area.  Its a very interesting read if you’re into Remington history! Once approved, it will be available online for researchers to make use of.
Here is a draft of the document, which is currently pending approval:

Remington Historical Information

(photos coming soon!)


How can you be involved?

The Commission on Historic & Architectural Preservation heard the petition on August 9, 2016 and endorsed our nomination. The state will review the application in October 2016.

 

You can write to the CHAP leadership for more information at:

Eric Holcomb, Executive Director of CHAP (eric.holcomb@baltimorecity.gov)
Eddie Leon, Senior Historic Preservation Planner (eddie.leon@baltimorecity.gov).