Mar 18, 2012

Cockeysville 'Pest House' on list of endangered historic properties

(Towson Times) An 1872 building in Cockeysville that was built to house poor people who had communicable diseases is now facing an unhealthy future itself, and is on a newly released list of "endangered" or threatened historic properties in Maryland.
The "Pest House," a boarded-up structure that stands behind the Historical Society of Baltimore County, has been vacant since the early 1900s, and its interior has been ruined by vandals.
The site is among 10 locations listed on the 2012 Endangered Maryland list of threatened historic properties, released March 15 by the nonprofit Preservation Maryland.
A panel of preservationists selected the list from nominated properties and assessed the level of threat, historic and architectural significance and community support for preserving the site. Continued

The 2012 Endangered Maryland Sites

Bostwick House—Prince George's County

Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic—Kent County

Cider Barrel—Montgomery County

Covington Store—Kent County

Dameron House—St. Mary's County

Dielman Inn—Carroll County

Maryland Watermen—Multiple counties

The Pest House—Baltimore County

Potomac House—Washington County

Silver Spring Baptist Church—Montgomery County

WestSide Superblock—Baltimore City