c. 1840 – Warwick, MD – Curatorship

Added to OHD on 9/21/17 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 6 Comments




The Old Bohemia Tenant House, located to the north-west of Warwick in Cecil County, is the last of the farmhouses constructed to work the land owned by the Roman Catholic Clergy. Constructed ca. 1840, the house is made up of a 2-1/2 story main block with an attached 1-1/2 story kitchen wing. The main block contains seven rooms and two bathrooms while the wing contains three rooms, a laundry/mud room and a kitchen. The property retains much of its historic fabric including four fireplaces with wood mantels.

Old Bohemia Wildlife Management Area consists of approximately 1,000 acres of agricultural fields, forest and non-tidal wetlands. It provides habitat for migratory waterfowl, dove, and forest wildlife species including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, squirrel and rabbit.

The department is looking for a partner in the restoration of the house over a 5-7 year period. Families, non-profits, and commercial entities are welcome to apply as long as their vision for the property is in keeping with preservation standards and the mission of the Department of Natural Resources. Tours of the property are available by appointment only. Please call 410-260-8457 for additional information.
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6 Comments on c. 1840 – Warwick, MD – Curatorship

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to Peter for contacting me about this property. If you are interested, read this FAQ’s PDF first! It answers some of your questions you may have about how this program works. Please direct questions to the MDNR.

  2. Anne Hamilton says: 188 comments

    Whoa, what a wonderful opportunity! And in a truly beautiful area, along with 1,000 acres to roam in! Also with easy access to Baltimore, Wilmington DE, DC and Annapolis!

  3. Elizabeth Rossi says: 7 comments

    There is no price because this home is part of the Curatorship Program which offers historically significant state-owned properties to private individuals for rehabilitation. In exchange for rehabbing and maintaining the property, curators are given lifetime tenancy – rent free. The Curatorship Program allows private individuals to breathe new life into significant historic properties which might otherwise be lost.

  4. Teri R says: 291 comments

    Wow!!! Beautiful and what an opportunity for someone! Wish I lived closer to this!

  5. Christine Schulze says: 26 comments

    Anyone have experience with a curatorship? How exactly does it work? Pros? Cons?

    • Peter Morrill says: 1 comments

      I manage the program for Maryland. If you see a property on our website you like, just contact me to set up an appointment to check it out!

      Pros- Rent free, no state property tax, located in the middle of protected lands without threat of development
      Cons- You never take title to the property, financing projects can be difficult


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