Over the past several months, the Historic Elk Landing Foundation has been busy overseeing the restoration of a structure that was built in the 1780s. Until recently the severely deteriorated building was at risk of being lost to time and decades of neglect, but thanks to grants from the Maryland State Legislature, the Maryland Historical Trust and other sources, the structure is beginning to shine again. We’ve posted two photos to show you the progress, the Foundation has made on this preservation project.
When the Foundation started improving this property about ten years ago, the idea was to turn this historic site into a living history center that would draw thousands of tourists to the county seat each year. As Elkton continues working to identify and implement strategies that will strengthen the economy of its central business district, we believe this strategy is a practical one and this recently completed step helps give the town a property that can draw tourists here. The Foundation has now improved two centuries old properties tract of land.