By ELLEN LYON
The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday presented the county's 1996 Historic Preservation Award to the ad hoc committee of the Washington County Historical Society for its work to computerize an historic sites survey.
Information on more than 3,000 properties was entered into the computer, committee Chairwoman Pat Schooley said in a release.
Other committee members include Jane Hershey, Yvonne Hope, Paula Worthington, Dorothy McEvoy and Norma Heaton.
The project was begun four years ago after the problem of enforcing a modern building code on 18th century buildings was pointed out, Schooley said.
The Maryland Historical Trust held special workshops for building inspectors to show them how to make exceptions to the building code for properties with historic value, she said.