It was announced in February that the Salisbury City Council and Mayor Jake Day have approved plans for major capital improvements to the mansion. This will go beyond just maintenance of the building. Every year, a plan is submitted to the City for improvements and the City has agreed to take on many of these projects, some of which include, restoring the covered portico to the front porch, repairing the front retaining wall, painting the entire building, historic shutter repair and/or replacement to the entire house, and garden improvements (including the installation of a gazebo). Projects are expected to cost around $200,000 and the City will be exploring granting opportunities to help cover costs. Work is expected to begin sometime in 2020. Thank you to the City of Salisbury for their continued support and commitment to our shared history and historic preservation.