Mar 4, 2010

History needs company: Army seeks to turn over maintenance of Mitchell House

(The Record) The historic Malcolm Mitchell House on the outskirts of Aberdeen Proving Ground has served as everything from office space to a natural history museum, but the U.S. Army is hoping someone else can take over the building’s upkeep.
Built in 1905 near what is now Ruggles Golf Course, the Queen Anne-style house was a wedding present from Mitchell to his son and daughter-in-law, according to an Army report.
The family had a farm on the property and also ran a vegetable canning business there until the property was absorbed into Aberdeen Proving Ground more than 90 years ago. Continued