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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WHAT IS A HISTORIC DISTRICT?

"It 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 development."-
                             National Register

 In 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.