Paint Analysis Expert
Catherine has 30+ years of work experience in the field of historic preservation- in the SHPO, Maryland Historical Trust (Office of Preservation Services in grants, loans, preservation easements, and technical related services); and independently as a preservation consultant in the related fields of microscopic paint analyses for historic structures, primary research for nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, State Inventory, Century farm, and American decorative arts.
Clients for paint analyses have included: US Department of the Interior; US Naval Academy; State of MD’s Office of the Senate & Speaker of the House; State Department of Natural Resources; Johns Hopkins Univ; City of Annapolis; numerous historical societies and nonprofit organizations and private individuals owning historic structures. Awards received for this work have included: 2014 & 2013 for Rockville Police Headquarters, Rockville, MD; 1996 for Jerusalem Mill, Kingsville, MD; 1995 for Belair Mansion, Bowie, MD; 1991 & 1992 for Pine St Police Station, Baltimore, MD.
DOE’s and State Inventory forms have been produced for 13 properties statewide, owned by the State of MD’s Department of Natural Resources.
Primary independent research has resulted in two publications: The Adams Home Farm of Northwest Fork Hundred. Dover, DC: Delaware Heritage Press, 2013. The Richards House, Locust Grove, Greenwood, DE. NY: Worth Publishers, 1980.
Catherine was asked in 2004 to teach at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD where she is now an adjunct faculty member, teaching classes related to American architectural history, historic preservation and American decorative arts in four school locations.
She holds an MS degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture & Planning, NY, NY-1980 and a BA degree in Art History from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA- 1976.