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House available through DNR program

May 14, 2001

House available through DNR program



The Hornbaker Property in Washington County is next in line to become a part of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Resident-Curatorship Program.

An open house will be held at the property in Fort Frederick State Park on Monday from 2 to 6 p.m. People can tour the property and pick up proposal packages.

The Resident-Curatorship program secures private donations of restoration and maintenance services for state-owned structures on Maryland Department of Natural Resources land. Curators pledge to restore a state-owned historic property and to maintain the property in good condition after the restoration. In return, the curator receives a lifetime residence in the structure, without rent or mortgage payments.

About 40 curatorships currently exist and together represent more than $5 million worth of donated restorations to state-owned historic properties.

Maryland citizens wishing to submit proposals for bidding are invited to attend the open house. DNR staff members will be on hand to answer questions about the program.

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For information contact Charlie Mazurek at cmazurek@dnr.state.md.us, or visit the DNR Web site at dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/curatorship.html, or write: Resident-Curatorship Program, 580 Taylor Ave., E-3, Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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