WASHINGTON COUNTY - A school for the arts in Hagerstown and a historic house in Sharpsburg are among 46 projects approved for state preservation tax credits.
The Maryland Historical Trust on Wednesday announced $20 million in tax credits for buildings either on the National Register of Historic Places or that qualify to be on it.
Cho Benn Holback + Associates, a Baltimore architectural firm, received a $1.4 million tax credit to renovate a past Elks lodge on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown.
The building, also known as the former Henry's Theater, will become the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.
Vincent Groh donated the building in 2003. It is to be named after his late wife.
At a Washington County Board of Education meeting last month, the project cost was estimated at $7.9 million, up from a previous estimate of $6.5 million.