Frederick landmarks endangered

August 31, 2000

Frederick landmarks endangered

FREDERICK, Md. - Last year's inaugural listing of Frederick County, Maryland's Most Endangered Historic Places included 11 historic sites throughout the county. Sponsored by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, the program was modeled after the "America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places" list released annually by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Several sites listed last year have yielded positive outcomes- a former Civil War hospital farmstead is currently undergoing rehabilitation, as is one of Frederick County's historic stone mills, and the John Derr house on Route 26 was offered to Landmarks by the developer and plans for restoration as the group's headquarters are underway.

Frederick County Landmarks Foundation solicited nominations from throughout the region, and a committee reviewed several dozen applications, ultimately selecting sites that were the most threatened by one of "the three D's": demolition, deterioration, or development, or any combination of the three.

"Once these places are gone, they are gone forever. It is a shame that we actually have competition now for a spot on the endangered list," says Joe Lubozynski, President of the Landmarks Foundation. "We are losing so many historic sites so quickly, it's hard to even get them listed." He points out that the Job Dix Eichelberger house, given the honorary No. 11 spot this year by the group because it was nominated to the 2000 list, was demolished in January.

The list:
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Agricultural outbuildings

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Ballenger Creek Pike

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> City of Frederick- historic structures outside Historic District

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Frederick County's historical markers

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Jacob Stoner house

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Middletown Memorial Hall

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Point of Rocks- Clay Street corridor

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Roderuck Farmstead, Walkersville

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Victor Cullen Academy administration building

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 101 North Market Street

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Honorary Listing: The Job Dix Eichelberger house

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