Havre de Grace Historic Landmarks & Districts

The City is accepting nominations for Historic Landmarks and Districts for local preservation protections under Chapter 97 – Historic Preservation under the City’s Code.  Designation of landmarks and districts are voluntary in nature with the purpose of preserving and enhancing the quality of life and to safeguard the historical and cultural heritage of Havre de Grace.

Nomination instructions and forms can be accessed here:

Nominations are approved through the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) at their regularly scheduled meetings and recognized and approved by City Council through calendar resolution.  All Historic Landmarks and Districts are listed through the City’s Department of Planning.


For preservation of the historic integrity of these Landmarks and Districts, exterior and structural improvements of these properties are subject to approval through the HPC in a Certificate of Appropriateness, or COA, review prior to the issuing of building permits.

Certificate of Appropriateness instructions and forms can be accessed here:

Designation of Historic Landmarks and Districts are not limited to the City’s National Register Historic District (NRHD) but structures must be greater than 50 years of age and eligible for documentation under Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (MIHP).


For more Havre de Grace historic preservation resources, please see the following links:

Maryland Historical Trust MEDUSA, Maryland’s Cultural Resource Information System:  https://apps.mht.maryland.gov/medusa/

City of Havre de Grace Code, Chapter 97 – Historic Preservation, from eCode:  https://ecode360.com/8368879

Historic Havre de Grace, Street by Street – website by Marita O’Connell:  https://www.historichavredegrace.com/

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/taxincentives/secretarys-standards-rehabilitation.htm

Map of NRHD with Inventoried Structures

Historic Designations Map