Historic Preservation Commission


The Historic Preservation Commission reviews and recommends historic designation of applicable sites to the Board of Town Commissioners for designation by Resolution.  The commission also reviews proposed plans for renovation, additions or demolition of designated historic sites to assure protection of these historic resources.  For an application for submission to the Historic Preservation Commission to request review of your property, click here for the application and here for the procedures/process instructions.  The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of every month, 6:00 at Town Hall located at 39 N. Hickory Avenue, provided action is required.   



Prior Year Minutes 

Current Minutes    Prior Minutes

2011 Minutes    2012 Minutes    2013 Minutes


The Historic Preservation Commission consists of seven members appointed for three year terms by the Board of Town Commissioners. While residency is preferred, it is not a strict requirement for membership on this Commission. However, members must demonstrate special interest, knowledge or qualification in such fields as architecture, historic preservation or urban design.    Powers & Duties

Current Commission

Jennifer Mainster Hanna, Chair
Brian Payne, Vice Chair
Peg Lucas
Paul Edmeades
Scott Farley


The primary focus of the commission is to protect historically significant town structures and to generate interest and understanding in the town's history and its buildings.
For more information about volunteering for this Committee, please call 410-638-4540. 

Christmas Ornaments

2017 Christmas Ornament "Bel Air Station"
Ornament Bel Air Station 2017
2016 Christmas Ornament "Harford National Bank / Masonic Temple"
2016 HarfNatlBk.Masonic Temple
2015 Christmas Ornament "First Presbyterian Church / Odd Fellows Hall"

Ornament First Presbyterian Church/Odd Fellows Hall 2015

 Each year the Historic Preservation Committee has the honor of choosing a historical building for the annual Christmas Tree ornament.  These ornaments are a beautiful, intricate rendition of the honored building and over the years have become a time-honored tradition for many citizens to hang on their Christmas Trees for years to come.  To view many of the ornaments from past Christmas we have created this slide show,