Historic Preservation

  • Conduct both an architectural resources survey by an architectural historian and a survey of intangible significance (legacy businesses, cultural landscapes, and traditional cultural properties) by a cultural anthropologist or folklorist to determine historically significant structures in the Study Area and submit to the Maryland Historical Trust Inventory of Historical Properties;

 

  • Identify and preserve historically-significant structures on Port Street, incorporating their usage in the Port Street Small Area Master Plan;

 

  • Create an umbrella nonprofit organization to coordinate the sharing of information between the organizations currently at work in telling the African American story in Easton: The Hill’s Small Area Plan, the Frederick Douglass Honor Society, and the Port Street Committee. Interpretation of the Port Street Corridor survey information, along with The Hill’s Small Area Plan could be tied together in telling the story of the Port Street Corridor, including the African American history component, in the proposed Cultural Center on Port Street;

 

  • Pursue Certified Local Government (CLG) certification for Easton in order to be eligible for funding sources;

 

  • Pursue National Register of Historic Properties designation for the historically-significant structures on Port Street and/or explore a National Register Historic District designation;

 

  • Conduct both an architectural resources survey by an architectural historian and a survey of intangible significance (legacy businesses, cultural landscapes, and traditional cultural properties) by a cultural anthropologist or folklorist to determine historically significant structures in the Study Area and submit to the Maryland Historical Trust Inventory of Historical Properties;

 

  • Require contextually appropriate designs for all new development and redevelopment projects within the Study Area;

 

  • Celebrate and preserve the historical uses of the Study Area and the people who inhabited the Study Area.

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