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The Old Treasury Building

The Oldest Public Building in Annapolis

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 6, 2018
1. The Old Treasury Building Marker
Inscription. The Old Treasury Building was built by Patrick Creagh in 1735-36 for the Commissioners for Emitting Bills of Credit who issued the first paper money of the colony. Known in the colonial period as the Paper Currency Office, and the Loan Office, the building acquired its present name in the 1780s when it housed the Treasurer's Office.

The building has been used for many purposes over the centuries and has undergone multiple architectural changes. In 1947-51 a major renovation restored it to its 18th century appearance. It is now undergoing architectural and archaeological investigations, but it will eventually reopen as a public exhibition space relating to the history of the building and 17th century Maryland. The new exhibits will also explore the relocation of Maryland's capital from St. Mary's City to Annapolis in 1694.
 
Location. 38° 58.734′ N, 76° 29.414′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on State Circle, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. On the grounds of the State House, within State Circle, roughly opposite East Street. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Old Treasury Building (a
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 7, 2018
2. The Old Treasury Building & Marker
few steps from this marker); St. Mary's City Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornhill & Fleet Streets (within shouting distance of this marker); Katharine Hepburn Slept Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); General Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Dred Scott, 1799 - 1858 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
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The Old Treasury Building & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 6, 2018
3. The Old Treasury Building & Marker
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Postcard published by the Detroit Publishing Co. (image courtesy New York Public Library), 1906
4. The Old Treasury Building, Annapolis, Md.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on November 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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