As a result of the success of our 34th show house, Oakdale (May-June 2022) which we reported on in our fall newsletter, we made a sizable contribution to Ron Peters, owner of the Howard House, to support his restoration of the second floor balcony and iron work. Through Ron’s persistence the Howard House is now completely restored to its original 1850’s grandeur.
He doggedly tracked down the matching grill work, employing local welder, Bill Knapp and other contractors to complete the task. He jumped through every bureaucratic hoop ever invented (including making 3,500 copies of required documents) to give this magnificent gift to our city. Historic Ellicott City, Inc. is more than proud to have contributed to Ron’s efforts. We celebrated this accomplishment on November 30, 2022 when we gathered on the beautifully restored balcony of the Howard House to present our check to Ron Peters.