Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Old Treasury Building
The Oldest Public Building in Annapolis
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1735.
Location. 38° 58.734′ N, 76° 29.414′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. A different marker also named The Old Treasury Building (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Old Treasury Building (a 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 5. submitted on November 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.