Herman Construction, Inc.
Down on Main Street
"It's probably the most powerful
image of my entire life."
Jonathan Herman, late of Queens and Baltimore, Mayor
from 1985 to 2009 of the 3,500 residents of Sykesville, Maryland, is
recalling the coruscating moment when he really came
to understand the big picture of small-town life,
when he stopped asking himself, "Why do I live where
"It was around Christmas several years ago, and I
was working on this house I'd bought and was
renovating on Upland Road in Roland Park," says
Herman, 45, by day a portrait artist and owner of a
small historic-renovation company. It had been a
renovation project that brought him to Sykesville in
1985, but the life-long urbanite hadn't planned to
settle in the little Carroll County town.