FCLF awards plaques to promote the preservation and restoration of our county’s heritage.
FCLF plaques are awarded to property owners of buildings and structures that are over 100 years of age, possess historical and/or architectural significance, and retain physical integrity. They recognize and encourage good stewardship. During the past four decades, FCLF is proud to have awarded more than 400 plaques.
The plaques are black cast iron ovals representing the FCLF logo. They measure 10 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches tall, and weigh 3 pounds. A brass plate, etched with the property’s unique registry number, is affixed to the center.
Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Secretary of the Interior in 2017, was the first building to be recognized by the program and is registered as plaque #001. A registry of plaqued properties is maintained by FCLF, and records are made available at FCLF and Heritage Frederick.
Questions? Email or contact the FCLF Office at 301-663-3885.
Popular Seminar Series Returns:
Getting a Plaque for Your Historic Home
The Frederick County Landmarks Foundation is bringing back a popular free series of how-to seminars on how to obtain a plaque for a historic home. Seminars are planned at public libraries around the county.
At each event, staff from the Frederick County Public Library’s Maryland Room, which specializes in local history, will introduce the basics of how to document your home’s past. Volunteers from the Landmarks Foundation will also be on hand to answer questions.
In re-launching the popular series, which had been suspended during the pandemic, FCLF is helping celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its historic plaque program. More than 400 structures, including public, religious and commercial structures as well as houses, have won the recognition over the years.
The Landmarks Foundation awards the familiar cast-iron oval plaques to owners of structures that are more than 100 years old, possess historical and/or architectural significance by themselves or as part of a streetscape, and have retained physical integrity. Each plaque bears a brass plate with the property’s unique registry number.
The seminars will be held at:
Wed., July 12, 7 p.m. - C. Burr Artz Library, Frederick
Sun., July 16, 1 p.m. -- Urbana Library
Sat., Aug. 5, 1 p.m. -- Point of Rocks Library
Sat., Sept. 9, 1 p.m. -- Emmitsburg Library
Sun., Oct. 8, 1 p.m. -- Brunswick Library
Sat., Nov. 18, 3 p.m. -- Myersville Library * New date *
For more information contact Walter Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org