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Monroe County Historical Association Stroud Mansion Expansion

The Stroud Mansion, a historic structure in downtown Stroudsburg, PA, is home to a museum celebrating the history of the area. As the building is a repository for the most significant artifacts in the county, the long-term care of significant and perishable materials in the facility warranted a more modern museum structure. MKSD designed a museum addition to the mansion to meet curation standards requiring climate-controlled areas for these artifacts and archives.

Set behind the mansion, the museum addition respects the scale of the surrounding neighborhood and the material palette of the Stroud Mansion while adopting a contemporary form to contrast the historic nature of the mansion.

The addition provides a new accessible entrance to the site on the street side and frames a small outdoor patio on the interior of the site. Programmatically, the addition provides space for a new lobby, museum shop, restrooms, offices, meeting space, exhibits and archive storage.