Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Framework of History
—Maryland Avenue and State Circle —
Maryland's Capitol Building
•Current Day View of State House from Maryland Avenue
•Munroe Family Photo: Francis Street from Main Street Toward the State House c.1890 [MSA SC 535-1-88]
Beyond Main Street: As you travel up Main Street from the City Dock, looking up from Francis Street to your right you see one of the iconic views of Annapolis—the Maryland State House. Built in the late 18th century atop the hill crowned by State Circle, this is the oldest state capitol building in continuous legislative use in the United States.
Once you reach State Circle, walk either way around to see the variety of shops and restaurants in close proximity. Maryland Avenue has long been known for its dining and shopping opportunities, especially its selection of antique and consignment goods.
Two of the most significant colonial homes in Annapolis face one another across Maryland Avenue, while two others are near the intersection of East Street and Prince George Street. These houses were built by men who became prominent patriot leaders, including two signers of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Chase and William Paca.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Planned in the Past (a few steps from this marker); Gov. Francis Nicholson (a few steps from this marker); 159 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 163 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 167 Main Street at Conduit Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 41 Cornhill Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Mann's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornhill & Fleet Streets (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Categories. • Architecture • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.