Jan 4, 2007

Reopening of Towson mansion is tentatively set for this fall

Towson, MD (Baltimore Sun) - Orange construction netting surrounds the 18th-century mansion. Plaster dust has crumbled to the floors in the once-stately rooms. Paint is peeling on the grand exterior doors and along the handcrafted moldings. But still, Greg McGuire has something to show off.
The crews are more than half-done with the renovations to the Georgian mansion at the Hampton National Historic Site, says McGuire, the facilities manager, as he surveys the drilling through a second-floor ceiling.A new air conditioning and heating system is being installed, and cosmetic repairs are to follow, as part of the $1.6 million project. National Park Service employees and volunteers are beginning to plan the reopening of the 33-room mansion this year. Read on.