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Jesup Blair House Condition Survey and Adaptive Re-use Plan

Jesup Blair House Condition Survey and Adaptive Re-use Plan

Client: Montgomery County Department of Parks

Adtek Engineers, Inc. – structural assessment
M-R/Innoveers, Inc. – mechanical/electrical/plumbing assessment
Air, Land and Water Engineering, Inc. – environmental assessment

The Jesup Blair House was built circa 1850 as a summer residence. The house incorporates elements of the Federal and Greek Revival styles, including a hipped roof with cupola, wooden quoin blocks, pilasters, a molded architrave, and a front door framed with transom and sidelights. The house has served a variety of community uses since its donation Montgomery County in 1933, including a public library, draft board and transitional housing for single-parent families. The Commission contracted with Symmetry First to determine the feasibility of renovating the building for use as office building. This project consisted of three major tasks: a condition survey, remediation plan and cost estimate.

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