Hugg Mansion Will Be Open

February 12, 1914

New Plumbing System Installed in 45 Rooms

Massive Range Erected

New Reservoir For Water Storage and New House and Barn to Be Erected — E. E. Jenkins Contractor

Some time ago The Herald announced that the historic old Hugg mansion, which stands on the Howard side of the Patapsco river, would undergo extensive repairs and improvements. The contract for the work was awarded to Elmer E. Jenkins, and has just been completed.

The mansion has 45 rooms and is a picturesque structure. A new and complete system of plumbing has been put in for hot and cold water in all of the rooms, a modern bath room has been added and a massive XXXge constructed which will furnish the hot water. The contract for the plumbing was sublet to Harry Pickett, of Woodbine. A new cement cistern has been constructed on in the hill in the rear of the mansion and this will be supplied with water from a wind pump. The water will be piped to the house from the cistern.

William S. Thomas, of Baltimore, owner of the property, has expressed himself as very much pleased with the work done by Mr. Jenkins. The job was an extensive one and the workmanship is first-class in all respects.

A new dwelling is to be constructed on the property, and also a large barn. Sykesville people are very much pleased at signs of activity at the old mansion and it is soon expected to resume its old place in the  social world. It has been the scene of many notable functions in the past and many historical characters have been entertained within its walls. For a long period it has been unoccupied except by one family in a portion of the lower apartment. It is now in an excellent state of repair, but it is not known whether Mr. Thomas will occupy it, or for what purpose it will be used.

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