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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

State Circle & Maryland Ave.

A historic perspective

 
 
State Circle & Maryland Ave. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 2, 2018
1. State Circle & Maryland Ave. Marker
Inscription.
State Circle & Maryland Ave.
a historic perspective

1849
The Sons of Temperance buy the vacant corner lot.

1853
Temperance Hall is erected, the present two-story brick building.

1891
A grocery store and a market share the 1st floor.
The Sons of Temperance occupy the 2nd floor meeting hall.

1895
The YMCA purchases the building and property for $4,000 and moves into the 2nd floor meeting hall.

1897
The building is occupied by the YMCA, a market, a grocery store, a plumbing business, and a stonecutter who operates from sheds built on the rear half of the lot.

1917
The owner of the plumbing business, Charles A. Howard, purchases the entire property for $8,300 at public auction.

1921
A tailor shop replaces the grocery store and a photography studio opens on the 2nd floor.

1926
A naval uniform and a haberdashery (a men's clothing store) takes over the tailor shop. The tailor remains as shop manager and hires a 19 year old apprentice salesclerk, Richard M. Johnson.

1935
Richard M. Johnson (an employee) buys the building and property at public auction for $16,825, becoming his employers landlord.

1952
State Circle & Maryland Ave. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 2, 2018
2. State Circle & Maryland Ave. Marker
to Present

Richard M. Johnson (1907-1989) establishes his own naval uniform and menswear store: Johnson's.
The family operated business closes in 2008.

At present the Johnson's Building offers retail and office suites, and continues to be locally owned and maintained for the future by the Johnson/Held family.

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Erected by Johnson/Held Family.
 
Location. 38° 58.764′ N, 76° 29.407′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of State Circle and Maryland Avenue on State Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 68 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); This is an example of "Ogham" writing. (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Treasury Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Katharine Hepburn Slept Here (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's City Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Methodist Church
Another sign on the building to the right image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 2, 2018
3. Another sign on the building to the right
The Johnson Building
-Circa 1853-
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cornhill & Fleet Streets (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Washington (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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