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Restored Manor House Has Long, Important History by Dick Cooper ladies as they gracefully descended those broad steps to join the party while the harpsichord played on. To the left is the main sitting room w ith its big fireplace, and to the right is the dining room, complete with an original built-in corner cabinet. The house is tastefully decorated with artwork and antiques that capture the feel of wealth and comfort befitting the landed gentry who once lived here. That grandeur may soon be repeated when the home is opened for weddings and other special events. A mere two years ago this grand

Mor ning sun lig ht st rea ms through the wav y, 300-year-old glass panes in the front windows of the big brick house as the new lady of the manor, Barbara McGuirkMillar, leads a tour of the restored colonial home in rural Cecil County. She points out t hat t he centra l hallway is wider than most homes built in the late 1600s, giving the first colonial owners a grand space to entertain. A magnificent, open wooden staircase turns up to the bedrooms on the second and third f loors. A visitor can almost hear the rustle of lush fabric worn by the

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January 2014 ttimes web magazine  

January 2014 Tidewater Times

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