Although much of the main block is quite intact from its original construction, it nevertheless requires an extensive, multi-year commitment to unravel its secrets and to piece it back together. Using the recent restoration of the Old Senate Chamber in the Maryland State House as a model for preservation excellence, HA has embarked on a museum-grade, state-of-the-art restoration that accurately refines and recreates its missing pieces and finishes, while inserting the modern building systems that such a museum requires.
Preliminary estimates for the project are being calculated. The exact cost will be determined once the historical investigation and architectural predesign work has been completed and final construction drawings are in place.
The project is a public-private partnership that is being accomplished collaboratively between the State of Maryland and Historic Annapolis, which is in the quiet phase of a capital campaign that includes the James Brice House as one of its top funding priorities.