IS A HISTORIC DISTRICT?
is a geographically definable area-urban or rural, large or
small-possessing a significant concentration, linkage, or
continuity of sites, buildings, structures, and/or objects united
by past events or aesthetically by plan or physical
Baltimore there are two types of Historic Districts- National and
A National Register Historic District is a distinction conveyed
by the Federal Government. Local Historic District designation is
conveyed by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and is
generally, requested by the residents of a community. There is no
direct association between the two types of Historic Districts.
Also one does not automatically lead to the other, and there are
differences in the conditions and benefits of being listed either
Locally or Nationally.