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DNR Resident-Curatorship Open House – Saturday July 7th
Historic Evans House & Property Curatorship Lease Available
ELKTON – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces the availability of a historic property, the Evans House, for restoration under the Resident-Curatorship Program. The Evans House property is located at 295 Russell Road in Cecil County, on the grounds of the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area near Elkton, Maryland. The public is invited to an open house on Saturday, July 7th from 10 am until 12 Noon.
The Resident-Curatorship Program solicits private donations of restoration and maintenance services in exchange for a lease on the historic property. In return for the time, expense, and work completing the curatorship, the curator will receive a lifetime lease on the property.
Constructed in several phases during the early 19th century, the Evans House is a three-story fieldstone structure. The larger addition on the house dates to the 1820’s and the smaller center section appears to be older. Much of the original fabric of the early 19th century structure has been retained, increasing its historical value. The property’s historical significance is tied to the industrial revolution of Big Elk Creek and Little Elk Creek, as well as Cecil County’s history. A tannery, grist and saw mill, and copper rolling mill operated on the property. Approximately eight acres of land is included in the Curatorship Agreement.
For more information, contact Bruce Alexander, DNR’s Manager of Curatorships & Cultural Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 260-8457.
June 27, 2007
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