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Paint Analysis

Sep 4, 2019

Unquestionably the quickest way to freshen the look of a house or room is to paint it. For a historic structure like the Hammond-Harwood House, how it was first painted offers clues to the vision of its builders and owners. One of the mysteries of what the house looked like in 1774 was solved this […]

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Friday Photo: A New Concealment Shoe

Jul 22, 2011

This is the inside of the cornice on the Hammond-Harwood House roof: Since we removed the original concealment shoe we found up there during our roof restoration, we needed a replacement. After all, we wouldn’t want bad luck or evil spirits to take advantage of our lack of protection. Executive Director Carter Lively was, after […]

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What We Found…

Apr 12, 2011

Hammond-Harwood House is currently in the midst of Phase II of a four-phase roof restoration process. The roof structure on the southwest wing is being reinforced and the slate will be replaced. Pictures and up-to-the-minute updates on the progress of the project can be found on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/HammondHarwood When the cornice on the […]

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