Wow! We couldn't be happier about this one—Carroll Museums, with includes the historic Carroll Mansion and the Phoenix Shot Tower in Baltimore, Maryland, just launched a brand-new website.
Carroll Mansion was the winter home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, last living and only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. Over time, this house has been a saloon, immigrant tenement, vocational school, and recreation center. The Shot Tower was built in 1828, and was the tallest building in the US until 1846 and annually manufactured 2.5 million lbs. of “drop” shot. It is only one of three remaining shot towers in the United States.
This fully responsive custom WordPress website is full of history and great information about these beautiful truly important spaces, while feeling stately, fresh and inviting.
And here's the most exciting part: Carroll Mansion was chosen at The All American House | 2016™ . This is a collaboration between MADE: In America and Carroll Museums. This event is a national showcase of the best in American design and features contemporary American products set in the context of an iconic historic house property. The All American House will be open to the public May 1 through July 10, 2016.
The All American House is bringing together student teams from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business; the George Washington University, Corcoran School of Design; Morgan State University; Stevenson University and the Community College of Baltimore County to reinvent the interiors of Carroll Mansion and create designs that establish the standards for a new and distinctly American design aesthetic. The design competition will be juried by a panel from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
With support from The United States Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) and MADE: In America, the students will be able to furnish their rooms with products from leading American manufacturers with a special emphasis on Maryland based companies. These companies have been chosen for their superior products and commitment to manufacturing their products within the United States. (Buy tickets to be part of this great event here!)
This project was truly a joy to work on, and all of us at CurlyRed wish Carroll Museums great success for years to come!