• MCA TODAY

    Newcomer Hall Restoration tops out


    Project Manager Alan Bowman and Designer Kaitlyn Kehoe inspect the exterior restoration of historic Newcomer Hall at the Maryland School for the Blind, as it approaches a milestone with completion of much of the exterior envelope restoration. Following Department of the Interior Guidelines, and as approved by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), the exterior facade of the c: 1910 masonry façade has undergone a complete restoration, now reaching completion as removal of the elaborate construction scaffolding which encased the entire structure begins.

    Newcomer Hall is one of several buildings that MCA has been working on with Maryland School for the Blind for the past three years as part of a major capital projects initiative. Andrews Hall re-opened in 2017. Interior renovation construction on Newcomer Hall and the adjacent Case and Campbell Halls is expected to last through July, 2020.