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Historic Preservation Staff

Howard Berger, Supervisor
301-952-4712 |

Howard Berger has been employed by the Planning Department since 1988 and has a background in architectural history. Over his tenure, Mr. Berger has participated in all aspects of the Historic Preservation Section’s work program, including research and documentation, regulatory review, preservation tax credit review, and the development and publication of two Historic Sites and Districts Plan amendments (1992 and 2010). Mr. Berger is a graduate of Hamilton College (B.A. in Government) and has done graduate work in historic preservation at The George Washington University’s American Studies program. He has been active in numerous non-profit preservation organizations, including the Sheridan-Kalorama Historical Association, Inc., The Friends of Alice Pike Barney Studio House, Inc., and as a long-time board member and volunteer for the DC Preservation League.

Robert Krause, Planner Coordinator
301-952-5395 |

With background in Historic Preservation and Historic Site/Museum management, Krause began service with M-NCPPC in December 2013. He is responsible for research and documentation, regulatory and permit review (HAWP, Referrals, Evaluations), public outreach, and implementation of the 2010 Approved Historic Sites and Districts Plan for Prince George’s County. Krause has academic expertise and working experience in vernacular, urban, and residential preservation. Dr. Krause has served as curator and preservationist at James Madison’s Montpelier (Orange, VA), the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Properties (Oxford, MS), Florida State Historic Preservation Office in Tallahassee, and the Prince William County (VA) Historic Preservation Division. Dr. Krause is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A. in United States History, 2004, and Ph.D. in United States History, 2010) and Oklahoma State University (M.A. in United States and Public History, 2007). His academic and research expertise focuses on New Deal-era structures and the built environment.

Thomas Lester, Principal Planning Technician
301-952-3756 |

Thomas Lester is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (B.A. Geography) and the University of Maryland, College Park (Master of Community Planning) with a concentration in Land Use. He previously worked as a Graduated Assistant for M-NCPPC Montgomery County as part of the Zoning Rewrite Team.

Daniel Sams, Preservation Specialist, Historic Property Grant Program Administrator
301-952-5447 |

Previously with Historic Annapolis, Inc. and the Maryland Historical Trust, Mr. Sams holds master's degrees in both architecture and historic preservation.

Jennifer Stabler, Archeology Planner Coordinator
301-952-5595 |

Jennifer Stabler is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. Anthropology, M.A.A. Anthropology, Ph.D. American Studies), with a concentration in historical archeology and cultural landscapes. She has participated in cultural resource management projects in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Texas and has archeological work experience in Israel and Italy. Ms. Stabler joined the Historic Preservation Section of M-NCPPC in 2006 and reviews all subdivision plans for their impacts on archeological resources. She is also supervising a survey of all historic cemeteries in the county.

Historic preservation staff provide support to the Historic Preservation Commission through the review of historic area work permits, preservation tax credits, the preparation of architectural surveys, historic district studies, and preservation outreach. Staff also provide advice to historic property owners on property maintenance and preservation. The section produces historic preservation plans and publications on community history and development, architecture and architectural history, and design guidelines. The Historic Preservation Section maintains a resource library that has files on all documented properties.

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4th Floor, County Administration Building
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.