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The Maryland Historical Trust’s (MHT) Architectural Research Program directs the statewide survey of architectural and cultural resources, evaluates properties for significance and integrity, and guides the nomination of selected sites and districts for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. MHT’s survey and inventory programs have identified and gathered information on tens of thousands of historic sites, standing structures, underrepresented communities, and cultural traditions from across the state. Survey data is accessioned into the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (MIHP), made available through Medusa, the state’s cultural resource information system. More than 1,500 of these sites have also been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and 74 have been designated as National Historic Landmarks.

MHT staff works with local, state, and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, the private sector, and the general public to provide information, technical assistance, and documentation of architectural and historical resources. MHT also provides grant opportunities to support research, comprehensive survey, National Register nominations, historic structures reports, and planning documents for architectural and cultural resources.

Architectural Research is organized into three major program areas: Research and Survey, the National Register of Historic Places (NR), and the Architectural Survey Data Analysis Project. MHT's Architectural Research priorities are informed by public input and outlined in each update of the statewide preservation plan. To learn more about these programs, click on the buttons below.

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