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19th-century Hackerman House reveals its secrets during Walters renovation

19th-century Hackerman House reveals its secrets during Walters renovation

Bit by bit and room by room, the grand old house is beginning to reveal its secrets.

As Walters Art Museum staff members were preparing the Hackerman House for renovation, they began discovering tantalizing clues about the 166-year-old Greek Revival mansion and the people who once lived inside it.

For instance, who scraped the words "Pense a moi" — French for "think of me" — on a window? Was it a lovelorn adolescent, perhaps one of the children of Dr. John Hanson Thomas, who lived in the home from 1850 to 1892 — or was it their tutor? Were the words a sign...

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