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(Enlarge) Old buildings on the grounds of the South Branch Park were recently listed among Preservation Howard County’s most endangered historic sites. The park property is under lease to Sykesville for redevelopment as a park. (staff photo by Justin Kase)

The remnants of Sykesville's original industrial hub -- known these days as South Branch Park -- have been added to a list of Howard County's most endangered historic sites, according to a group of preservationists.

Preservation Howard County, a nonprofit group dedicated to saving historic sites, is concerned that the industrial buildings at South Branch have fallen into disrepair, said Fred Dorsey, vice president of the group.

The group's annual list highlights Howard County properties it considers to be in need of public support and preservation efforts.

The Sykesville site, located along West Friendship Road just south of the Patapsco River, includes a stone house, a brick warehouse and a pump house that were part of the original town on the southern bank of the Patapsco River.

A flood in the late 1800s forced the town to relocate to higher ground on the northern side of the river, in Carroll County, Dorsey said.

The preservation group hopes the county will pursue adaptive uses for the deteriorating site.

Last year a partnership was formed between Howard County and the town of Sykesville to redevelop the site as a park. Under the agreement, Sykesville is leasing the property and will serve as the developer and caretaker. The town is working on a master plan for what the park will include.

This year's list also includes the former Ellicott City jail, colonial homes such as Doughoregan Manor in Ellicott City, and Belmont, in Elkridge.

For more information about the sites on the group's list, go to its Web site, www.preservationhowardcounty.org.


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