UPDATE: The Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County has released a new video featuring the Perry Hall Mansion.
Original story below…
PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County has put out a solicitation for the Perry Hall Mansion, built in 1775 and the namesake of the community in northeastern Baltimore County.
In a statement, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks said the following:
“The Perry Hall Mansion is a treasured historic landmark, the namesake for the community that developed in northeastern Baltimore County. I was president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association when the county bought the property to stabilize it and protect the land from development.
“I have come to the conclusion that public ownership of this property is not within the core mission of Baltimore County government. A private property-owner can better maintain this structure, following the strict requirements set forth by the state and county governments. Because it is a protected historic landmark, the Perry Hall Mansion cannot be demolished, and the exterior cannot be altered in any way without approval from the county. The land cannot be subdivided for development. The zoning does not allow commercial uses. I would also like for the public to have periodic access to view the mansion.
“I encourage interested parties to provide ideas on how they would use this property should it be sold.”
The solicitation can be viewed online here.
[Image via Wikipedia]