The GOLD WHEATicon placed at the top represents the town’s HERITAGE. Its significance relates to Ellicott City’s agricultural roots and the decision by the town’s founders to switch from growing tobacco to wheat. This forward thinking decision by the Ellicott brothers made way for the establishment of mills along the Patapsco River which led to the town’s economic success. Its position at the top signifies the town’s beginning.
The BLUE PEOPLEicon, placed center left represents COMMUNITY, those who live, work and worship in the town. These human resources are equal in importance to the town’s natural resources and are placed thus in the logo. The community partners hold the key to the town’s overall success. Their involvement and support is crucial to the social framework that is the underpinnings of all well planned communities.
The GREEN WATERicon placed center right represents Ellicott City’s on-going symbiotic relationship with the Patapsco River as well as the unique and fragile ENVIRONMENT of the surrounding river valley. These natural resources continue to be an integral part of the town. Proper, well planned stewardship of this environment is vital to Ellicott City’s future Success.
The RED STOREFRONTicon placed at the bottom represents BUSINESS, the economic foundation of Ellicott City. It is upon this partner’s shoulders that the other three elements are precariously perched. This Foundation position signifies the important role that Ellicott City/s businesses play in the overall success of the town. Concerted efforts to foster an economic environment within the town that both attracts new and supports existing businesses are paramount.
Artwork and concept: Victoria Hastings D/B/A Talking Leaves Design
New parking app available for the Historic District!
In Ellicott City? Need Parking?
Don’t spend all your time driving up and down Main Street looking for an open parking spot.
We’ve got an APP for that!
Now with the FREE Parker™ app from Streetline you can be guided to open spaces both on the street and in the lots.
Make your tax-deductible donation now for murals restoration:
The Ellicott City Restoration Foundation advocates for the improvement of historic Ellicott City by:
1. Providing a forum for information and opinions concerning the diverse communities of interest in historic Ellicott City.
2. Monitoring and providing information on (and to) legislation and zoning.
3. Promoting a high quality of physical, social and economic environment.
4. Assisting the preservation and restoration of historic features by making and receiving grants, gifts, endowments and other resources for the above purpose.
Historic Ellicott City is an evolving community that is a unique resource. It is a living, dynamic locale of interconnected and interdependent groups including merchants, residents, county government, preservationists, visitors and historians who find the unique nature of Ellicott City's history, physical environment, aesthetics and social setting to be a valuable resource of local, regional and national importance.