PROTECTING
   BALTIMORE’S
      PAST FOR THE
         FUTURE

BALTIMORE CITY
COMMISSION FOR HISTORICAL
AND ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION


THE CITY THAT READS
 Kurt L. Schmoke, Mayor

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II. National Register of Historic Places

Is the Nation's inventory of historic places and the national repository of documentation on the variety of historic property types, significance, abundance, condition, and ownership. It lists districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture.

FACTS ABOUT THE NATIONAL REGISTER

1. Provides recognition that can contribute to preservation efforts.

2. Protects the district from harm caused by Federal or State funded or licensed projects.

 3. Eligible to apply for tax credits or incentives.

 4. No standard~ are imposed on maintenance or improvements except for standard city building codes.

 5. No permission is required for any alteration apart from standard Baltimore City Building and Construction laws.

 6. Owners use or sale of property not limited.

 7. No increase in property taxes.

 8. No permission needed to demolish a property that is privately owned.

 9. Longer multi-level review process to evaluate designation.