The Ann Arundell County Historical Society invites bids for renovations to its headquarters, the historic Benson-Hammond House, ca. 1830, in Linthicum, Maryland.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this farmhouse got its name from builder Thomas Benson and its subsequent owners, John and Rezin Hammond.
Today, the house is fully furnished and serves as a period museum. Tours of this historic house are open to the public.
This renovation project includes repair and repainting of interior walls; repainting the exterior of the addition to the main house; repair and repainting of porch columns, front-porch floor, three entry doors, and wooden benches; and restoration and repainting of the original rear door.
A pre-bid conference is scheduled for Feb. 16. Bids are due March 10. Bids will be accepted on all or portions of the project.
The interior repair and repainting includes walls, ceilings and trim of three museum rooms, the entry hallway, and stairway on the first floor. Interior painting also includes the hallway and two museum period bedrooms on the second floor.
All interior walls are to be coated with high-build primer and two coats of finish latex. Colors for the entire project are to be selected by the historical society based on paint samples provided by the contractor.
No chemical paint removers or heat paint removal shall be used in surface preparation. The old paint is to be gently scraped off and washed with low-pressure water and a soft brush.
The exterior of the addition to the main house is to be repainted along with the ell and handicapped access ramp. Anti-slip paint in standard neutral grey is required for the handicapped access ramp.
The exterior primer and paints shall be brush applied or airless sprayed. All exterior wood shall be sealed as necessary to prevent bleed-through stains.
All surfaces shall be absolutely dry, cured and cleaned when painted, and finishes are only to be applied when the temperature is above 50 F.
The contractor is required to follow The Secretary of Interior’s Standards of Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historical Buildings and the appropriate U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service Preservation Brief in completing this project.
More information: http://www.aachs.org/.
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