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Ferry Hill Cultural Landscape Report, page 3 (Management Philosophy, Alternatives, Treatment)

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The Ferry Hill property was purchased by the National Park Service in 1974 to become a unit of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The site was established as the headquarters for the park in 1980. During 2002, the park headquarters were moved from Ferry Hill to Hagerstown, Maryland. Planning for more intensive use of the Ferry Hill property as an interpretive site led to the need for a comprehensive understanding of the historic landscape, and the preparation of this Cultural Landscape Report (CLR). The CLR is the primary research document used by the NPS to identify and document features and qualities representing a landscape's historic significance and integrity. CLRs provide immediate and long-term guidance for protecting unique features and qualities to ensure their availability for future generations.

This Cultural Landscape Report for Ferry Hill is presented in two sections. Part II provides guidance for the future management of the site. Part II begins with considering appropriate management philosophies based on the Secretary of the Interior % Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes. Rehabilitation is identified as the most appropriate management philosophy to be applied to the site, and a series of management issues are outlined in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 describes three Rehabilitation treatment alternatives that provide a range from minimal intervention to maximum intervention. A recommended treatment plan was developed and is presented in Chapter 7.


National Park Service

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C&O National Historic Park

Quinn Evans, Architects

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1830-1940

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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