What are some examples of projects that would not be approved?

Examples of projects that do not follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards include, but are not limited to:

  • Replacing a slate roof with an asphalt shingle roof;
  • Replacement of Historic Windows with replacements that do not match the original window in design and other visual aspects;
  • Enclosing front porches;
  • Constructing a front porch on a house where one didn’t originally exist;
  • Solar panel insulation on historic roofing material and or on visible roof slopes;
  • Additions that are incompatible in scale, massing, rhythm, and size (i.e. a side addition that is larger than the historic building);
  • Replacing existing wood siding with vinyl siding;

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1. What are the benefits of a Harford County Historic Landmark Designation?
2. Can my property be a Harford County Historic Landmark?
3. How does a property become a designated County Historic Landmark (HCHL)?
4. What is the Historic Preservation Commission or HPC?
5. Can a Harford County Historic Landmark be changed?
6. How does the HPC review projects?
7. What is the Secretary of the interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties?
8. What are the Standards for Rehabilitation?
9. What kinds of projects have been approved?
10. What are some examples of projects that would not be approved?