Monday, April 15, 2013

Road Trip - Annapolis, Maryland



1789 Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) State House at Annapolis

By the middle of the 1700s, Annapolis was at the height of its political, economic, and social dominance in Maryland. In 1696, when Royal Governor Francis Nicholson designed the port city, he plotted the new capital to sit high up, defensively overlooking the surrounding waters. Two circles, one containing the statehouse and the other the Anglican church, dominated the town's baroque design. Streets radiated from both circles. Visitors declared the town's prospects to be "bold and high," the roads leading out "like rays from a centre."

Artisan Houses in Annapolis

Annapolis was designed as a stage for the social and political affairs of the province of Maryland. During the second half of the century, Chesapeake gentry and artisans alike designed their grounds and homes as their personal stages, on which they presented themselves to those passing by. These are some of those stages.

The John Callahan House in Annapolis


The All-Wood, No Nails Dome on the State House in Annapolis


The 1763 Peggy Stewart (Thomas Stone) House in Annapolis


The 1767 James Brice House in Annapolis



The Steeple at the 3rd St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis


The 1725 Carroll House in Annapolis



The 1769 Samuel Chase-Edward Lloyd IV House in Annapolis


The Entrance to the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis


Entrance Facade of the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis


Detail Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis



The 1760 William Brown House at Londontown near Annapolis


The 1760 William Brown House at Londontown near Annapolis


The 1715 Shiplap House in Annapolis


The 1715 Shiplap House in Annapolis


Church & State--Looking down West Street, past St. Anne's Episcopal Church Steeple, toward the Dome of the State House in Annapolis


The 1760 Dr. Upton Scott House in Annapolis


Detail of the 1763 William Paca House in Annapolis


Garden Facade of the 1763 William Paca House in Annapolis


Pavilion or Summer House at the 1763 William Paca House in Annapolis


Detail of the 1763 William Paca House in Annapolis


Entrance Facade of the 1763 William Paca House in Annapolis


The Steeple of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis at Night

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