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2017 Decorator Show House

White Hall – 2017

White Hall was part of the early land grant called Freeborn’s Progress. The house was constructed prior to 1822 and family lore suggests that the east wing was used as a hospital during the War of 1812. In 1977 the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Show House will be open to the public from September 24, 2017 to October 22, 2017.

White Hall is located at 4130 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Chatham Road is off of Frederick Road, it is not N. Chatham Road, so please check your GPS for directions)

More information is available by clicking “Learn More” below.

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History of Our Show Houses

Since 1984, Historic Ellicott City, Inc. has worked with the community to restore historic properties throughout Howard County, Maryland.  Historic Ellicott City’s Show House Committee works tirelessly to seek out properties of interest, contacts the owner and creates a project of worthy restoration to benefit the community.

Designers, artisans, and tradespeople of all aspects of construction, remodeling and decor, come together in the inspired project and transformation of the property.

The year 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of HEC opening its doors to a Decorator Show House.

  • Avoca - 2016
  • Meriwether Farm - 2014
  • Mt. Ida - 2013
  • Holly Manor - 2011
  • Witching Hour Farm - 2010
  • Walnut Grove - 2008
  • Homewood Farm - 2008
  • Woodford Farm - 2007
  • The Lawn - 2006
  • Longwood - 2005
  • Font Hill Manor - 2004
  • Folly Farm - 1999
  • White Hall - 1998
  • Mt. Hebron - 1996
  • Mt. Ida - 1995
  • King's Gift - 1994
  • Discovery Farm - 1993
  • Elkridge Furnace - 1991
  • Spring Promise - 1990
  • Bethesda - 1989
  • Armagh - 1988
  • Wheatfield - 1987
  • Paternal Gift Farm - 1986
  • MacAlpine - 1985
  • Temora Manor - 1984
  • Valhalla - 2003
  • Cloverdale - 2002
  • Dorsey Hall - 2001
  • Cattail - 2000
  • Lilburn - 1997

Choosing Our Next Show House

Have a good prospect for us to consider? Please call 410-461-6908 or email historicEC@hotmail.com

  • The property must be located in Howard County
  • Historic significance and age—generally at least 50 years old
  • Exterior appeal that will attract visitors
  • Adequate size to accommodate perhaps 100 visitors per day
  • A floor plan that allows for a comfortable flow for visitors
  • Adequate level parking for approx. 100 cars, preferably on the premises or safe off-street with safe ingress and egress to public roads

 

  • Basement, barns or other outbuildings to accommodate vendors
  • All utilities must be turned on with at least one working bathroom
  • Homes in need of cosmetic not structural improvement
  • We do not replace kitchens, baths or hardwood floors
  • Homes that are or will be completely empty for the design work
  • A home that will be vacated by owners July through late October
  • The owner will be presented with a “design board” to review for each room