From All of Us at MedChi,
We Wish You a Safe and Happy 2019.
Blackout regulations were imposed on 1 September 1939, before the declaration of war. These required that all windows and doors should be covered at night with suitable material such as heavy curtains, cardboard or paint, to prevent the escape of any glimmer of light that might aid enemy aircraft.During the 1980's, MedChi received a grant from the Maryland Historic Trust to uncover the skylight, and it was open for about a decade or so. At some point, a roofer suggested that we cover it up to prevent future leaks. And so we did. We were not using Marcia's old apartment, so it didn't really matter if it was dark at the top of the stairs.