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 pre-design 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.