April 10, 2014 – Members and staff of Preservation Maryland take a tour of the Washington Monument’s restoration progress.
As restoration work at Baltimore’s Washington Monument continues, Preservation Maryland board members and staff visited the site to get a first-hand look at the work. Led by chairman of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy restoration committee, Lance Humphries, and President of Lewis Contractors, Tyler Tate, the group learned in detail about the monument’s history and the effort involved in the restoration process.
Board members and staff of the preservation organization were shown around the base of the monument, toured the lowest level of the structure, and were taken up the scaffolding to see the full extent of the restoration work being managed by Lewis Contractors.
Headquartered in the 1791 Old St. Paul’s Rectory in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon Cultural District, Preservation Maryland is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.
Founded as the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities in 1931, the non-profit group is one of America’s first statewide historic preservation organizations, and is now among the largest. Members and supporters of Preservation Maryland are active in their communities throughout the state and beyond.
Mt. Vernon’s Washington Monument’s restoration is scheduled for completion by July 4, 2015— in time for the bicentennial of the laying of the monument’s cornerstone.
LEWIS BUILDS MARYLAND. Lewis Contractors is an award winning, family owned and operated construction management and general contracting firm. Engaging in all types of academic, institutional, restoration, industrial, and commercial projects, the Lewis Team delivers a tradition of excellence, innovative thinking, and attention to detail to their clients’ projects.