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18Jan 19
Rockville’s New Deal-Era Post Office Mural will be Featured on a 2019 Forever Stamp

Rockville’s New Deal-Era Post Office Mural will be Featured on a 2019 Forever Stamp

The City of Rockville and Peerless Rockville plan to commemorate this honor on a 2019 date TBD. The 1940 mural by Judson Smith was restored as part of the landmark building’s purchase by the City and re-purposed as the Rockville Police Station in 2012.

In a press release, the U.S. Postal Service stated that the stamp will be sold within a pane of 10 stamps that depict “five different murals designed to add a touch of beauty to Post Office walls and help boost the morale of Americans during the era of the Great Depression.”

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03Nov 18

Mural Celebration

Partnerships Matter!

SSHS 20th Anniversary Joyfully Celebrated, Nov. 3, 2018 at Station
MPI Rescue and Restoration of historic S.S. B&O Railroad Station
Rescue and Restoration of 1937 New Deal U.S. Post Office Mural

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15Mar 18

Welcome to Rebeccah Ballo

New Supervisor of the Historic Preservation Section, Montgomery Planning, M-NCPPC. She brings great regional experience, having been a preservation planner for several local governments since 2002. For the past decade, she managed the design, review and approval process for Arlington County’s 40 historic districts. Rebeccah previously was a preservation planner in the City of Alexandria and Prince George’s County. She received her undergraduate degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis, and earned a masters degree in urban and environmental planning with a certificate in historic preservation from the University of Virginia.

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27Dec 17

Historic Tax Credit

Thanks to calls and emails from concerned citizens like you, the important federal historic tax credit was retained in the recent tax bill. It had been dropped from the House tax bill but preserved in the Senate version. Although this tax credit only applies to restoration/rehabilitation of commercial properties, it has been crucial to Montgomery County projects, including the National Park Seminary, and is important to historic preservation throughout Maryland. In fact, this credit returns $1.20 to federal coffers for each $1 it gives out.

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