Steps toward opening Carrollton Hall on the property of our ministry of the Shrine of St. Anthony (Ellicott City, MD) to the wider public began in earnest in early spring of 2015. As part of the restoration of the building, on August 30, 2016 a replica of the original cupola was placed on roof. The original was used to help ventilate the building with access through the attic. The new one is also lighted – with the same access.
Our Lady of the Angels Province Friars: Minister Provincial – the Most Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. & Director of Carrollton Hall – Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv.
Note: In early December 2014, Maryland state officials announced that Carrollton Hall (12280 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042) was one of nine statewide recipients of historic preservation tax credits from a fund administered by the Maryland Historical Trust. The program began in 1996 as part of the Maryland Department of Planning and for several years has been made available to religious and other non-profit organizations. In January 2015, Carrollton Hall was officially entered into the National Register of Historic Places!