Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lot 70 Is Historically Significant
In 1718, this lot was owned by Charles Carroll, grandfather of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, who in 1734 leased the land to Phillip Syng, the renowned colonial metalsmith. Syng practised his trade here until 1759. During the 1760’s, the lot was sold to Allen Quynn who was a member of the House of Delegates and Mayor of Annapolis. By 1770, the lot had been subdivided and the second house was built adjacent to the Syng-Quynn establishment. In 1778, this second house was sold to Dr. Reverdy Ghislein. Upon the doctor’s death in 1784, his widow began the operation of a boarding house on this site. The Ghislein family was the host to many travellers to Annapolis, including Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, delegates from Virginia to the Continental Congress that convened in Annapolis from December 1783 through August 1784.
For further information on the archeological excavation, please contact Historic Annapolis, Inc., King and Cornwall, or the City of Annapolis. This archeological dig is
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1783.
Location. 38° 58.708′ N, 76° 29.609′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street and Church Circle, on the right when traveling west on West 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. Reynold's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); A Community Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Congress Was Here (within shouting distance of this marker); The City Spared (within shouting distance of this marker); The Claude House (within shouting distance of this marker); Southgate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Maryland Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); White Oak (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,485 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.