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Charles Carroll House North Porch

 
 
Charles Carroll House North Porch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 20, 2021
1. Charles Carroll House North Porch Marker
Inscription.  The porch you see before you is a modern reconstruction of this principal entrance to the Carroll House. It was added to the house in the 1770s by Charles Carroll of Carrolton and removed by 1866 when a two story passage was built between St. Mary's rectory and the house.

Concurrent with other work being done at the Carroll House in the early 1770s, Carroll designated a new formal entrance facing Duke of Gloucester Street with a porch complete with stone steps, bases, capitals, columns and pilasters. The "very Harde" stone for the various elements of the porch was quarried by indentured servants and slaves at Doudhoregan Manor. In what can be gleaned from correspondence, initially four stones, each two feet square, were rough cut at the Manor, presumably for the bases. Three steps, recessed behind the front columns, rose from grade level to the porch landing. Over the years, the grade in this area has been dramatically altered and as a result, the stairs leading from the porch to the East side of the house are a modern addition to accommodate the change in grade.

Additionally, the entrance beneath the porch was created during the

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time period following the removal of the Carroll porch, most likely between 1866 and 1928.
 
Erected 2016.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureColonial Era.
 
Location. 38° 58.474′ N, 76° 29.282′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Duke of Gloucester Street. 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. The Charles Carroll House (a few steps from this marker); Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos C.Ss.R. (a few steps from this marker); The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Under the Title of the Immaculate Conception (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Wern Comport's "Shaping a City" (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Annapolis (about 800 feet away); This tablet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maynard-Burgess House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Charles Carroll House North Porch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 20, 2021
2. Charles Carroll House North Porch Marker
Charles Carroll House North Porch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, June 20, 2021
3. Charles Carroll House North Porch Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2021, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2021, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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