Barbara Hackfort (center), chairwoman of the commission, Vicki Gach (left), vice chairwoman, and Mary Baumhover, secretary, were involved in developing and marketing the calendars, which they say are aimed at building appreciation for  historic buildings.
Barbara Hackfort (center), chairwoman of the commission, Vicki Gach (left), vice chairwoman, and Mary Baumhover, secretary, were involved in developing and marketing the calendars, which they say are aimed at building appreciation for historic buildings.
July 25, 2014



A visual and written history of dozens of buildings, homes and other structures around the City of Carroll - from the Hess House on South Court Street to Heider Manufacturing to much of the central business district - reveals itself month by month in a just-released two-year calendar from the Historic Preservation Commission.

The city-appointed group, which is looking to simply recoup costs on the calendars as it had done for the past two such projects, is charging $5 for the 2015-2016 "Carroll: Now And Then (Again)" calendars. They start with December 2014 and run through December 2016.

Proceeds from the 1,000 calendars go back to the city, which funds the Historic Preservation Commission - an entity with a mission of keeping an eye on historical elements of architecture in Carroll.

The commission's last two-year calendar - 2013-2014 - sold out of 1,000 copies over three printings. The first printing for the new calendar is 1,000 copies from Options Ink, with the potential for additional runs as demand dictates.

Barbara Hackfort, chairwoman of the commission, Vicki Gach, vice chairwoman, and Mary Baumhover, secretary, were involved in developing and marketing the calendars, which they say are aimed at building appreciation for historic buildings.

"It's just knowing our history, where we've been," Hackfort said.

Baumhover said students of the history of buildings in Carroll continue to be impressed - about both the "then and now."

"A very unique thing about Carroll is it's very clean," Baumhover said. "You don't find much of a run-down area."

Gach said the calendars are economical and informative - and make great gifts.

"I love history," she said. "I love research. I love photography. I love layout."

Other structures featured in the calendar are: Minchen House, Anne Mar Clinic and Apartments, Mount Olivet Cemetery, hotels and motels, tourist camps, restaurants and cafes, Selzer Building, Lee Mansion, Carroll Roller Mills, McNabb Building, Sherman Houses, Morrison Building, Hoyt Mansion, banks, funeral homes, Carroll County Fairgrounds, Graham Park, Nockels, Carroll Armory, grocery stores, Masonic Temple, Anderson Brothers & Company and bridges and overpasses associated with U.S. Highways 30 and 71.