Devaney & Associates Moves to Trentham Mansion.
Historic Owings Mills property becomes new headquarters for advertising, marketing and public relations agency
Devaney & Associates, Inc., a full-service advertising, marketing, and public relations agency, announced today that it will soon relocate to a new headquarters within the historic Trentham Mansion, located at 135 Village Queen Drive in Owings Mills, Md. After more than 15 years in Towson, the 14-person agency will take residence in its new home on June 26.
Recently renovated for commercial use, the Trentham Mansion was sold May 28, 2015 to 135 Village Queen LLC. Devaney & Associates will occupy most of the nearly 8,000 square-feet on the property, with two additional commercial spaces available for rent.
“Trentham Mansion is a unique property with a rich history extending back to Maryland’s early days,” says David DeKowski, president of 135 Village Queen LLC. “It’s exciting to be able to ensure that such a significant property will remain in active use, maintained in a way that reflects its importance to Baltimore County’s architectural history.”
Trentham Mansion was first built in 1746 by Rev. Thomas Cradock on top of a 170-acre tract given to him as dowry when he married High Sheriff John Risteau’s daughter, Catherine. The building is named for the Free School of Trentham in Staffordshire, England, where Cradock taught. The couple lived and ran a boys boarding school there for many years.
The original home was damaged by fire in 1857 and rebuilt in 1860. However the octagonal bathhouse dates back to 1747 and has been restored to reflect the timeless building techniques and materials of the day. And like all classic old homes, the mansion even has a ghost – Catherine Cradock, who was murdered by a vagrant who had been given shelter in the mansion’s barn.
“I’m pretty sure Mrs. Cradock would be happy to see a woman-owned business in her home, so we’re not concerned about the ghost stories,” says Diane Devaney, president of Devaney & Associates and a partner in 135 Village Queen LLC. “Trentham Mansion is an extraordinary space that will allow us to service our clients all around the region while continuing to expand our staff and services. We’re excited to be moving into a new, one-of-a-kind space that we feel reflects our agency’s personality, as well as our growth and success.”
Although the interior of the property has been updated to accommodate modern needs, the exterior, the bathhouse and much of the three-quarter acre property retains the original historic character of the mansion.
About Devaney & Associates, Inc.
Devaney & Associates, Inc. is a full-service, award-winning marketing, advertising and public relations agency with clientele throughout the United States. Located in Owings Mills, Md., Devaney & Associates offers clients creative and comprehensive marketing tools to define and achieve their goals. Clients include: Brotman Financial Group, Carroll Hospital, Evapco, Georgia Relay, Leadership Maryland, Maryland Hospital Association, Maryland Relay, Salon By Debbie Spas and Virginia Relay. For more information, visit www.devaney.net.