Project Review and Protection
East New Market Streetscape, Dorchester Co.
Historic preservation is an important tool for strengthening local economies and providing
communities with a sense of place and connection to their shared past. Once historic
resources have been identified and evaluated, protection mechanisms can be employed to
ensure good management of these properties for the benefit of all Marylanders.
There are a range of historic resource protection mechanisms available at the federal,
state, and local level. MHT has a direct role in some of these, including the issuance
of terrestrial archaeology permits for state lands, consultation on impacts to historic
burial sites, administration of historic preservation easements held by MHT, and
consultation on state and federal undertakings. Each of these programs plays a
different role in helping to preserve sites, structures, and landscapes that are