The much-needed preservation project has started for the c.1760 William Brown House!
The first part of the project will focus on repairing moisture damage to the building. This includes repairing or replacing rotted wood in the exterior windows as well as repointing the brickwork. We expect this phase to last about 24 weeks.
Also included in the first phase is some preservation work in the attic. There are some rotted joists and deteriorating brick supports that will be fixed.
London Town is working with Worcester-Eisenbrandt (WEI). Based in Baltimore, WEI specializes in historic house restoration and renovation. Past projects include the Washington National Cathedral, Mount Vernon, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
We are grateful for the support of County Executive Steve Schuh, the Anne Arundel County Council, Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, Delegate Pam Beidle, Senator John Astle, the Maryland Heritage Area Authority, and our many donors who contributed funds to this project.
During the next few months, look for regular updates on the project. You'll take a detailed look at the history of the William Brown House, discover some of its interesting architectural features, journey up to WEI's workshop in Baltimore, and of course be the first to learn of any surprises uncovered during this project.