Historical Society of
Mount Airy, Maryland, Inc.
Flat Iron Building
Preservation and Restoration
Help Preserve and Restore the Flat Iron Building
The Flat Iron Building, once known as the Smith Building and the Pryor Building, has existed in its current configuration since 1903, housing a number of different businesses, including a harness shop, barbershop, drug store, music shop, as well as town hall, the local Maryland State Police office, a branch of the County Library, a military museum, and the former home to the Mt. Airy Historical Society and Museum.
For more information on the history of this iconic building, check out the attached report.
Mayor Hushour formed a task force of concerned citizens and, in partnership with the Historical Society of Mount Airy and the Mount Airy Arts Alliance, is working to preserve and restore this iconic building. Structural analysis has been completed and, the engineering report proposed several options for the restoration and renovation of the building. A public workshop was held by Town Council, in conjunction with the Flat Iron Task Force, on January 31, at which time the engineering report was discussed and several design and restoration options were reviewed. A motion was passed at the March 6 Town Council meeting to preserve the building, so we can now move forward with grant applications and fundraising to support these efforts.
For more information on the proposed restoration plan, please check out our proposals and concept plans page.
Stay tuned for more information on how YOU can get involved to restore this historic building. Once restored, this beautiful building can be an incredibly viable and vibrant part of downtown Mount Airy!