From a Gilded Age mansion owned by the inventor of the bottle cap and then the gold medalist in discus and shot put at the first modern Olympics to a city-owned inn and now a private boutique historic hotel, the Ivy Hotel is rich in both historic craftsmanship and stories. Please join us to explore this wonderful building in the middle of its restoration work and to celebrate the good work that our friend and inspiration Karen Lewand has allowed us to do through the Karen Lewand Historic Preservation Education Fund. This program is sold out!
Designed by architect Charles Carson for Baltimore banker John S. Gilman, this 1889 Calvert Street mansion is undergoing a major renovation by developers Azola & Associates and partners to turn the former Inn at Government House into The Ivy – a new boutique hotel in Mt. Vernon. William Painter, inventor and founder of the Crown Cork and Seal Company, lived at the home with his family up through his death in 1906.