From the Department of Natural Resources:
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be hosting an open house at the historic Lyle House in Harford County on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This property is available for restoration under the Department’s Resident-Curatorship Program, through which private donations are sought for the restoration and maintenance of State-owned historic buildings.
“Curators pledge to restore and maintain these historic properties after the restoration,” said Emily Burrows, Manager of Curatorships & Cultural Resources. “In return for their time, expense and work completing the curatorship, they receive a lifetime lease on the property.”
The Lyle House is an early 18th century two-story fieldstone structure built into the slope of a hill. A stone kitchen wing is connected to the main house by a more modern addition. The interior of the oldest section contains original detailing such as board-and-batten doors, pegged windows, wood flooring and original kitchen hearth. The Lyle House overlooks a pond, woodland and farmland. The property also has a bank barn and several other outbuildings in need of restoration.
The Lyle House is located at 445 Quaker Bottom Road, on the grounds of Susquehanna State Park near Havre de Grace. The proposed Curatorship includes 3.5 acres of land. For more information contact Emily Burrows at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-260-8457.