About Todd’s Inheritance

Saving Todd’s Inheritance

The Todd family retained ownership of this historic property until 1975, when the Todd House and its surrounding 4 acre parcel were sold to Elmer H. Cook, Jr. Despite its historical significance, the house had fallen into serious disrepair and, given its deteriorated condition, its survival was uncertain.

In 1997, the Cook family offered the Todd House for sale. A coalition of local activists organized the “Friends of Todd’s Inheritance”, a committee of the Eastside Community Development Corporation, to save this important historical and community resource. This group worked closely with Baltimore County and the state of Maryland to evaluate the property’s needs, attract financial support and develop a plan for future educational use.

In 1999, Todd’s Inheritance was acquired by the State of Maryland, using Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Open Space funds.

In 2001, Todd’s Inheritance Historic Site, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation was formed to manage the preservation, development and operation of Todd’s Inheritance.

Board Members

Carolyn Mroz, President
Francis Taylor, Vice President
Margie Grasser, Secretary
Linda Taylor, Treasurer
Ruth Todd Boggs
Ross Kimmel