Nov 23, 2009

Owner seeks to remove 'historical' tag from house: Preservationists fear move could start 'chain reaction'

(Towson Times) The Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission on Nov. 12 voted to charge the owner of a vacant Victorian house in Lutherville with "demolition by neglect," an allegation that could lead to the owner being fined -- and ordered to bring the historic house up to code.
The commission's claim will be reviewed by an administrative hearing officer for Baltimore County Code Enforcement.
Located at 302 North Avenue on a 1-acre property on the northeast corner of North and Franke avenues, the Weisbrod-Carroll House was built in 1892, according to county records. Continued

Photo: An example of the "Carpenter Gothic" style of house (Library of Congress).