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Baltimore City's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) has helped to preserve our City's historic neighborhoods and sites since 1964. Over 7,000 buildings have been designated by CHAP as either local landmarks or part of a local historic district, making the Baltimore City preservation program the most encompassing one in Maryland!

The CHAP Mission is to enhance and promote the culture and economy of Baltimore through the preservation of buildings, structures, sites and neighborhoods,that have aesthetic, historic and architectural value. CHAP goals include preserving historic architecture and monuments; reclaiming broken neighborhoods;preventing demolition by neglect; and integrating our City's past into its future. CHAP programs include:

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Thomas J. Stosur, Director
417 E. Fayette Street
8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-7526 (PLAN)
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Kathleen Kotarba
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