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St. Leonard in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

What is this Big White Building?

 
 
What is this Big White Building? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
1. What is this Big White Building? Marker
Inscription. The Maryland Archaeological Conservation (MAC) Laboratory is a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation and collections facility. Opened in 1998, the Lab holds the State’s archaeological artifact collections. In the labs, the often fragile artifacts are stabilized, cleaned and conserved for future study and exhibition. Suitable temperature and humidity conditions are carefully maintained and monitored in the collections storage area to protect Maryland’s rich archaeological heritage. By analyzing these artifacts and their sites, archaeologists here have uncovered new and valuable information about our past.

(Inscription under the photos in the upper part of the marker-L to R)
Working on an artifact display; View of Conservation Wet Lab; Cataloging artifacts from the Sukeek’s Cabin site; Labeling small artifacts is precise work in the MAC Lab. Most archaeological artifacts are stored in coroplast (plastic) boxes in a humidity and temperature-controlled room.

(Inscription under the photos in the lower part of the marker(L to R)
Putting a log dugout canoe back together after conservation; Historic ceramic study collection.

This building won an Honor Award from the Maryland Society/Architectural Institute of America “for architectural excellence” and a Design Award, Honorable Mention, from

The Big White Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
2. The Big White Building
the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In her 95th year, Gertrude Sawyer, the original architect of Point Farm, reviewed the plans and suggested several useful improvements.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust.
 
Location. 38° 23.698′ N, 76° 30.462′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Jefferson Patterson Park Road. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Government at St. Leonard’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Attention to Detail-Gertrude Sawyer, Architect (within shouting distance of this marker); The Search for the Chesapeake Flotilla (within shouting distance of this marker); “We Must Have Done Them Considerable Damage” (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith’s St. Leonard Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Stuart Skinner (about 300 feet away); Valor at St. Leonard Creek (about 300 feet away); “The Commodore Can Beat Any…Barges…Sent Against Him” (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Leonard.
 
Categories. AnthropologyScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Sign at the entrance to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
3. Sign at the entrance to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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