Sykesville gets Gatehouse lease plans museum

January 12, 1995

Sykesville officially took over the Gatehouse last week when the state signed and returned a $1-a-year lease to the town.

"We are now the proud lessors of the building and all its varying problems and unfinished heating system," said Mayor Jonathan Herman.

The town has been negotiating with the state for nearly two years in the hopes of renting the two-story building on Cooper Drive for a nominal fee.

With help from volunteers, the town Historic Commission wants to renovate the Gatehouse, once part of the Springfield Hospital Center complex, and make it into a museum for its extensive collection of antiques and town memorabilia.

A $5,000 grant from the Maryland Historic Trust will help get the project off the ground or at least pay for much-needed repairs to damaged pipes and possibly replace an oil tank.

The Historic Commission will develop a schedule for repairs and a budget for the project when it meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Town House.


* Berrett: A resident of the 6100 block of Old Washington Road told state police someone stole a 1994 Honda motorcycle from outside his house Tuesday. He estimated the loss at $6,800.


* Gamber: Gamber investigated the report of a fire in the 3300 block of Irving Ruby Road at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday. Units were canceled after 3 minutes.

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