Thomson Remodeling Company Awarded 2012 Historic Preservation Award by Baltimore Heritage.
Since 1960, Baltimore Heritage has been Baltimore’s leading non-profit architecture and historic preservation organization. Thomson Remodeling was recognized for the restoration of the exterior of 2214 E Pratt Street near Patterson Park. The project was designed by architect Virgil Bartram for the current home owners. The award wining project involved rebuilding the home’s cornice and replacing the slate roof. The cornice had been torn off at some point in the past when the house was covered with form stone. The new cornice was constructed using prefabricated moldings and lots of custom copper work. The gutter was lined with sheet copper as well as the parapet caps. A diamond pattern was incorporated to the cornice just below the parapets and pyramidal copper embellishments were installed. New Vermont Black slate was installed on the roof. This job also included masonry work and painting. There are many historic neighborhoods throughout the region. The Maryland Historic Trust continues to offer its Maryland Sustainable Communities Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program. The program offers a 20% tax credit towards certain improvements on owner occupied certified historic structures. Some of the items covered include roof repair and replacement, HVAC systems, repairing windows and doors, exterior restoration, some interior restoration and consulting and architectural fees associated with the restoration.