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(Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation)

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The Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) was established in 1964 "in order to preserve the historic, cultural, educational, and/or architectural value of buildings and structures located in certain areas in the city." The main task of CHAP has been in designating historical and architectural preservation districts and compiling landmark lists; the agency also advises on historical and architectural preservation. The commission is composed of eleven members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for five years; a salaried executive director runs its daily operation.

More detailed information about CHAP is available in Ord. 229 (1964); Ords. 939, 970, 1046, and 1065 (1967); Ord. 193 and 316 (1968); Ord. 331 (1969); Ord. 821 (1970); Ord. 974 (1971) and Ord. 62 (1976).

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  Details1923-1982Square Mile Sheets and Miscellaneous Building Plans

Includes maps of the following areas of Baltimore City: Bolton Hill, Clifton Park, Dickeyville, Druid Hill Park, East-West expressways, Federal Hill, Flag House Park, the Inner Harbor, Jones Falls and adjoining mills, Leakin Park, Mount Royal, Mt. Vernon Place, Orleans St. Viaduct, Patterson Park, Reservoir Hill, Seton Hill, Union Square, and Washington Hill. Also included are plans of the following buildings: Baltimore Federal, City Hall, Eutaw Place, Inner Harbor lofts, Margaret Brent School, Marlborough Apartments, Maryland Club, Norwegian Seamen's Home, Park Plaza, Park Purchase, Peabody Institute and Conservatory, Pennsylvania Station, Ridgely's Close, Stafford Apartments, Walters Art Gallery, Waxter Center, Westminster Church, Southern Hotel, Baltimore Metro Station (Northeast Corridor) American Can Company, United States Post Office and Courthouse (111 N. Calvert St.). These maps and plans were used for the designation of historical and architectural preservation districts and landmarks.

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  Details1964-1985Minutes of the CommissionThese minutes reflect the organization and evolution of the commission and its activities, especially the establishment of historic districts, landmark lists, nominations of Baltimore's buildings to the National Register of Historic Buildings, saving of structures of historical importance, and renovations and changes to buildings within historic districts.BRG8-2
  Details1964Buildings Surveys

Survey forms with photographs, detailed notes, and comments and recommendations by commission staff on individual buildings.

Maintained in the CHAP offices.

  Details1964Historic District Building Files

The records of permits for structural work, painting, and other proposed changes for buildings within established historic districts. Included are photographs.

Maintained in the CHAP offices.

 Details1964Landmarks List

Newspaper clippings, correspondence, research notes, photographs, and other material related to the historical significance of Baltimore's structures and neighborhoods.

Maintained in the CHAP offices.

  Details1968-1980Highway Environmental Impact StatementsStudies, reports, summaries of public meetings, maps, and correspondence received by CHAP concerning the interstate highway construction in Baltimore City. Of particular importance are the Envirinmental Impact Statements and case Reports (in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966), both of which are prepared jointly by the United States and Maryland Departments of Transportation. The routes covered include: I-70N, 1-83, 1-95, 1-395, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. These reports were done and collected by CHAP to determine the best course for the new highway construction through historic areas of the city.BRG8-6
  Details1964-2009SlidesSlides of historic structures, general neighborhood views, and Baltimore-related historical prints and photographs. An index card "Master Index" has been digitized and is available here: List of slides by subject (number indicates on what sheet the slide is housed)

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