Wednesday, October 1, 2008

We Own The Post Office

From HoCo exec's PR shop....

ELLICOTT CITY – County Executive Ken Ulman has announced that Howard County Government has completed the acquisition of the U.S. Post Office building in Historic Ellicott City for $640,000. The building, located at 8267 Main Street, is on the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties and is one of Preservation Howard County’s Top Ten Endangered Sites.

“I couldn’t be more pleased that the County now owns this beautiful, historic building on the Historic National Road,” said Ulman. “The purchase gives us an opportunity to preserve the historic character of Main Street, expand the Visitor Information Center, and, in the future, open up community meeting space and a possible police substation. This was definitely a collaborative effort, and I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make it happen.”

“The acquisition of this property opens up a world of possibilities, and we’re very excited about that,” said Rachelina Bonnaci, Director of Tourism for Howard County. “With the added space, we will be able to create historical interpretation exhibits, showcase special event information, display brochures and maps and do a better job serving our visitors. I know how hard Executive Ulman and his staff worked on making this happen; we are confident their efforts will benefit the entire Howard County tourism industry.”

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