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Cornhill & Fleet Streets

 
 
Cornhill & Fleet Streets Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, April 5, 2009
1. Cornhill & Fleet Streets Marker
Inscription. The oldest surviving map of Annapolis, drawn by James Stoddert in 1718, shows that the area now occupied by Corhill and Fleet Streets, had been set aside for Governor Francis Nocholson for use as a garden, summer house and vineyard. In 1771 Charles Wallace, an entrepreneur and builder, purchased 5.5 acres of the tract from the Bordley family and subdivided the land into 28 lots on either side of the new streets. he named the streets after well-known commerical districts in London as a marketing ploy and leased the lots to college ground rent, rather than selling them. As he envisioned, the area attracted tavern keepers, livery stables, merchants and craftsmen. Eight buildings date to the earliest period, including Brewer's Tavern at 37-39 Cornhill and Capt. Maybury's King's Arms Tavern at 41 Cornhill. The area was further subdivided and developed in the late 19th century.
 
Location. 38° 58.719′ N, 76° 29.393′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of State Circle and Cornhill Street, on the right when traveling north on State Circle. Click for map. Marker is on the building at the intersection, across from the Maryland State House. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
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Cornhill & Fleet Streets Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, April 5, 2009
2. Cornhill & Fleet Streets Marker
The Maryland State House is directly across the street from the marker.
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Treasury Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Katharine Hepburn Slept Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland State House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's City Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Cornhill Street & State Circle Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, April 5, 2009
3. Cornhill Street & State Circle
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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