Historic District Guides

Materials Used by the Public

The following materials are available for use by the public in the Planning Department. Appointments should be made with a Historic Preservation Planner by calling 301-600-1499.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Resource Guide, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: A Self-Guided Training Course for Historic Preservation Commissions, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • The Buildings of Main Street: A Guide to American Commercial Architecture, Longstreth
  • City Building in Frederick, Maryland, Wasch
  • The Diary of Jacob Engelbrecht, Volume I and II
  • Economic and Fiscal Impact of Local Historic Districts in Maryland, Lipman Frizzell and Mitchell, LLC
  • Frederick County (Images of America), Historical Society of Frederick County
  • Historic Contextual Overview for the City of Frederick, Thematic Contexts for Architecture and Agriculture, Reed and Wallace
  • History of Frederick County Maryland, Volume I and II, Williams and McKinsey
  • History of Western Maryland, Volume I and II, Scharf
  • The Language of Doors, Vicente and Connor
  • National Park Service Preservation Briefs
  • Pictoral History of Frederick Maryland: The First 250 Years, 1745 through 1995, Cannon, Gorsline and Whitmore
  • Pre-1800 Houses of Frederick County, Lebherz and Margrabe
  • Respectful Rehabilitation: Answers to Your Questions About Old Buildings, National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, National Park Service
  • What Style is it? A Guide to American Architecture, Poppeliers, Chambers, Schwartz
  • Windows on Frederick: A Glimpse Into Frederick's Historic Past, Lebherz

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