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Restoration of the Dining Room of the Clifton Mansion, Baltimore, Maryland

The Dining Room was an addition made to Clifton by its builder, Captain Thompson, ca. 1810, however, it was decorated in a spectacular manner, for Johns Hopkins ca. 1850. The architects in charge for Mr. Hopkins were Neirnsee and Neilson, of Baltimore and it is likely that the design was devised by them and the […]

Sabine Hill Paint Analysis

A few years ago I conducted the paint analysis at a remarkable house in Elizabethton, Tennessee -Sabine Hill, constructed in 1818 for General Nathaniel Taylor. Taylor died before the house was completed, but it was finished by his family to a very high level. Later, it passed to tenant farmers who did not repaint; the […]

Tudor Hall Exterior Paint Study

The photograph of the Booth Homestead, Tudor Hall, was dated ca. 1865. Tudor Hall is a historic home located near Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland. It is a ​1 1⁄2-story Gothic Revival cottage built of painted brick. The house was built as a country retreat by Junius Brutus Booth (1796–1852) from Plates 44 and 45, Design […]