2015 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations

Baltimore Heritage, a group I love and support, is holding their call for nominations again, for the 2015 Historic Preservation Awards.

Historic preservation, particularly in a city like Baltimore that is experiencing a slight…identity crisis, shall we say…is incredibly important. When we fail to preserve our past, we lose what made us great — we lose that part of us that has memories and roots, and we drift without a mooring.

One of the remaining buildings at the Alma Manufacturing site.

One of the remaining buildings at the Alma Manufacturing site.

Buildings like the Eigenbrot Brewery, Alma Manufacturing, and the steel mills — they serve as symbols of a more prosperous Baltimore. A Baltimore I believe we should, and can, strive for again.

If you know of a historic preservation project that deserves special recognition, nominate it here. You have until Friday, March 6.