Mills Group surveyed and assessed this neglected mid-19th century Charles Town home to develop a historic structures report and feasibility study that identified the historic components of the house and documented the progression of change over time. This historic landmark was built by a freedman to house his family in a community that ended up being at the center of the secession crisis and the subsequent Civil War.
The Mills Group's initial preservation plan detailed the steps to be taken to first stabilize, then restore, and finally utilize the structure as a house museum to relay a part of the community's rich history and cultural heritage.
Mills Group's report uncovered the cultural resources for the property, determined the phases, periods of construction and provided the owner with a reuse master plan.
- Location: Charles Town, WV
- Client: Jefferson County Landmarks Commission
- Services: Historic Structures Report