Resources for Historic Properties Impacted by Flooding
Affected Historic Resources
This map shows the Ellicott City National Register Historic District, and surrounding areas, that were affected by the recent flooding in Ellicott City. Click on the map to enlarge it.
Call for Information: Cultural Property Damage
The Maryland Historical Trust needs your assistance in assessing any damage resulting from the recent flood in Ellicott City. Please fill out one of our on-line forms if you are able to help.
- Ellicott City Flood Damage to Historical and Older Buildings, Owner Report Form
- Ellicott City Flood Damage to Archeological Sites and Resources, Report Form
These fact sheets have been developed by the Maryland Historical Trust to assist property owners/occupants dealing with historic resources damaged by flooding.
- Attention: Owners of Historic or Older Properties Affected by a Natural Disaster
- Selecting a Contractor After a Natural Disaster Strikes
- As the Floodwaters Recede — A Checklist of Things to Do
- Tips for Drying Out a Water-Damaged Building
- Additional Helpful Hints for Historic Properties
- Tips for Handling Insurance Claims for Historic Properties Following a Disaster
- Landscape Restoration Following a Natural Disaster
- Emergency Response and Salvage: Wet Books, Documents & Photographs
Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
State and federal preservation tax incentives are a tool that may be used to assist owners of certified historic properties as they undertake rehabilitation projects following a flooding event.
Whether you are planning to rehabilitate your primary or secondary residence or a commercial property, you may have the opportunity to earn a state income tax credit on qualified rehabilitation expenditures. Select a project type for more information.
Please note that Rehabilitation Tax Credits are awarded based on the eligible rehabilitation costs of completed projects and therefore are do not provide any upfront financial assistance for the project.
Property owners are encouraged to contact the Maryland Historical Trust to discuss potential projects in advance.
Links to Other Resources
- Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings (National Trust)
- Tips for Drying Out a Water-Damaged Building (North Carolina SHPO)
- Before You Repair Flood Damage: Important information for Historic Building Owners & Municipalities (Vermont Department of Economic Housing and Community Development Department of Environmental Conservation)
- Saving Your Flood Damaged Older and Historic Buildings: A Guide for Property Owners in North Dakota
- Brief Guide toUnderstanding Repairs to Historic Homes Damaged by Hurricane Katrina and Other Related Floods, by Mike Logan
- Flood Damage in Historic Buildings (Tim Hutton and Christopher Marsh)
- Historic Scotland's Flood Damage to Traditional Buildings
- American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works – Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT)
- Repairing Your Flooded Home (Red Cross)
- After the Flood: Rehabilitating Historic Resources
- Cemetery Disaster Planning (Chicora Foundation, Inc.)
- What to Do When Disaster Strikes Historic Cemeteries
- Emergency Drying Procedures for Water Damaged Collections (Library of Congress)
- Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Collections (Betty Walsh)
- Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance (Betty Walsh)