Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Roger W. Moyer
Visionaries of the 1960s
—August 16, 1934 —
Main Street, first named Church Street in 1696, provided a route to and from the busy port at City Dock. The street quickly became a corridor of commercial, political, and professional, and entertainment services for the City of Annapolis and the surrounding county. But when Roger "Pip" Moyer was elected mayor in 1965 many businesses had abandoned Main Street for a new mall in Parole.
Teaming with young entrepreneurs such as Ed Hartman, Jerry Hardesty & Paul Person-who were willing to risk investing in the dying downtown-Moyer led the city back to a new economic vitality. This partnership revived a vigorous hospitality industry, inaugurated the Annapolis Boat Shows and restored the historic buildings that are so much a part of our Annapolis quality of life today.
Location. 38° 58.653′ N, 76° 29.257′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Market Space, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 93 Main Street, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Alfred A. Hopkins Plaza (here, next to this marker); Memorial Circle & Market House Plaza (a few steps from this marker); A Story of Preservation (a few steps from this marker); Coastal Evolution (within shouting distance of this marker); History Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Market House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.