Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Story of Preservation
Annapolis Historic District
Historic Annapolis Founded
The story of historic preservation in Annapolis is one of community involvement. Efforts to protect the historic element of Annapolis extend back to the nineteenth century. In the 1950s and 1960s, civic organizations in Annapolis began to work together to preserve the exceptional value and quality of historic buildings in the State's capital.
Founded in 1952, Historic Annapolis undertook the relocation and restoration of the Charles Carroll Barrister House just three years later. Under the leadership of St. Clair Wright, Pringle Symonds, and others, Historic Annapolis raised money to purchase and renovate Shiplap House on Pinkney Street and the William Paca House on Prince George Street.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service designated the Colonial Annapolis Historic District as a National Historic Landmark District in 1965. City voters approved the first local historic district zoning ordinance in a 1969 referendum.
William Paca House and Garden
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
Location. 38° 58.663′ N, 76° 29.247′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Space and Main Street on Market Space. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 Market Space, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Circle & Market House Plaza (here, next to this marker); Coastal Evolution (here, next to this marker); History Stone (a few steps from this marker); Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Market House (a few steps from this marker); Alfred A. Hopkins Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Roger W. Moyer (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
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