It was a chilly day(upper teens), but very sunny. Everyone had a wonderful time and some had to be pried away to get them to leave. About 20-22 of us toured the house. The best news was that Wampsville historian and contractor Terry Blowers felt that the house was structurally sound, very sound. But the house does need a serious painting, which should have been done years ago.
Joscelyn pointed out that there were two windowless rooms where spirits would be called located in what now is a center room on the first floor. We thought one. A sun room was added by the Stevens/Cossitt family to the south, as you will see in a picture below. I felt that this was a wonderful space--as the picture shows. Everyone felt that we should if it all possible look to retore and replicate this area to when there were two windowless rooms there.
Roger DeMuth brought a wonderful print of the house that he donated to our effort and upon which he is making of series of post cards. Eight us went to the Fireman's pancake breakfast afterwards. Nick Drummond, an preservation architecture student, had the longest drive back to Maryland.
All of this was possible because of the broker Debbie Burr. Thanks Debbie.
The pictures below were taken by Lorraine Mavins. Many contain bright lights and what many call orbs. Well Done Lorraine.