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41 Cornhill Street

 
 
41 Cornhill Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
1. 41 Cornhill Street Marker
Inscription.  In 1771 when Annapolis merchant Charles Wallace laid out plot lines on Cornhill Street, former ship captain Beriah Maybury leased two plots and built this house which he opened as the King's Arms Tavern in 1773. In 1792 he renamed it the Sign of the Golden Scales and boarded St. John's students. The first paid portraits ever painted by artist Charles Willson Peale were of Maybury and his wife. In 1801 owner Lloyd M. Lowe obtained a franchise for Peale's new invention, the physiognotrace, and produced silhouettes here for sale. About 1830 the four front windows were elongated and a dining room and kitchen wing added, but the house remains essentially as built in 1772.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1771.
 
Location. 38° 58.702′ N, 76° 29.338′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Cornhill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Cornhill Street, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Framework of History (within shouting distance of this marker); Gov. Francis Nicholson (within shouting distance of this marker); Planned in the Past (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornhill & Fleet Streets (about 300 feet away); 159 Main Street (about 300 feet away); Katharine Hepburn Slept Here (about 300 feet away); 163 Main Street (about 300 feet away); 167 Main Street at Conduit Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
41 Cornhill Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
2. 41 Cornhill Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,356 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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