"St. Clair Wright said many times that Historic Annapolis accomplished more in the eight years I was mayor than in any other period. That makes me feel awfully good."
Roger "Pip" Moyer, 2002.
Historic preservation in Annapolis . . . — — Map (db m114540) HM
This commercial structure was one of several built between 1908-1913 after a fire destroyed the City Hotel. Merchant James F. Strange had the building constructed during his ownership. The building has remained in the Strange Family and in retail . . . — — Map (db m114549) HM
The property at 163 Main Street was originally part of a section of land confiscated from British Loyalists. The lot contained the City Hotel which was a well known hostelry. After a fire destroyed the City Hotel, the lot was subdivided and in 1903 . . . — — Map (db m6311) HM
This site owned by Amos Garrett was surveyed as Lot 46 on James Stoddert's 1718 plan of Annapolis. The Lloyd Dulany family lived here from 1761 until 1783. The group of buildings known successively as Mann's Tavern, City Tavern and the City Hotel . . . — — Map (db m6194) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m6450) HM
Annapolitans and county residents visited this site for medical care for nearly a century after the founding of the Annapolis Emergency Hospital in 1902. The hospital first purchased the home of former mayor Edwin Seidewitz, part of which probably . . . — — Map (db m114790) HM
Captured with its gun crew 16th August 1944 by
the 8th Naval Beach Battallion and the 540th Army
Engineers at St. Raphael on the French Riveria.
This howitzer, set in a strong casemated position at the left flank of one of the assault beaches, . . . — — Map (db m29639) HM
As the official museum of African-American history and culture for the State of Maryland, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is dedicated to discovering documenting, preserving and promoting . . . — — Map (db m114557) HM
Civil War Dead
An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . — — Map (db m114568) HM
Historic Annapolis Founded
The story of historic preservation in Annapolis is one of community involvement. Efforts to protect the historic element of Annapolis extend back to the nineteenth century. In the 1950s and 1960s, . . . — — Map (db m114793) HM
About the Seabees
Born in the early days of World War II when the nation was in dire peril, their mission was to build bases for the combat forces, to defend those bases, and to provide other support of whatever . . . — — Map (db m9620) HM
To honor the three hundredth anniversary of the coming to Maryland circa 1652 of Alexander Magruder, founder and progenitor of the Magruder family in America, and to the men of his blood who have been students at St. John's College. — — Map (db m5417) HM
in honor of
Captain William S. Busik
Naval Academy Alumni,
Past, Present, and Future.
"Barnacle Bill" was an All-American standout on the Navy Football team until his accelerated graduation . . . — — Map (db m127946) HM
"Annapolis is an almost perfect example of town/village GOLD Bay Partner." Comment from the presentation to Annapolis as a Gold Medal Community Partner.
Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
As a model for . . . — — Map (db m114559) HM
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
With these ringing words of resolve, the signers of . . . — — Map (db m114543) HM
Wings and Sails
Annapolis has a stunning array of outdoor sculpture, paintings, murals, and other public artwork. Each of these paintings was commissioned by the Art in Public Places Commission.
"Wings and Sails" is . . . — — Map (db m114800) HM
General Butler to Governor Hicks
Off Annapolis, April 22, 1861
"Have I your excellency's permission...to land my men, to supply their wants, and to relieve them from the extreme and unhealthy confinement of a transport vessel not fit to . . . — — Map (db m114563) HM
In this year, 1999, a 96-year tradition of technical excellence, personal achievement , and dedication to our Navy comes to a close. The legacy of this Laboratory will live on well into the next millennium. It is embodied in the people who worked . . . — — Map (db m65867) HM
Civil War Annapolis
In April 1861, Gen. Benjamin Butler and his Massachusetts troops entered the Maryland capital to ensure the state remained in the Union. The U.S. Army then reformed the Department of Annapolis, headed by Butler, to . . . — — Map (db m114566) HM
In the decades before the American Revolution, Annapolis was the customs port for the upper Bay western shore. Ships clearing in and out paid duties and fees to the local naval officer. With good shipyards (including Ship Carpenters Lot north of the . . . — — Map (db m19288) HM
This image of Anne Catharine Green pays homage to her as the first woman printer/publisher in the country. Appointed by the Maryland Assembly as the Official Printer of the Province, she printed all public documents and currency of the colony. Green . . . — — Map (db m114789) HM
A man of honor…A distinguished career of professional and public service…As a Medical Doctor…As a member of the Maryland State Legislature…As an appointee of The President of the United States, to serve his Country on the National level…And as a . . . — — Map (db m5418) HM
Annapolis Charter 300, the city wide commemoration in 2008 of the 1708 city charter granted during Queen Anne's reign, was especially rich in inspiring original public art, music and choral work, a ballet suite, films, sculpture, photography, . . . — — Map (db m114546) HM
Site of the oldest and most prominent African American congregation in Annapolis, MD. In 1803, seven free African Americans bought the land and established the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. It was closed in 1832 in a local reaction to . . . — — Map (db m6191) HM
Baron Johann de Kalb was a distinguished German soldier who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was a friend and mentor of the Marquis de Lafayette.
De Kalb served at Valley Forge during the . . . — — Map (db m75680) HM
This site was the first freestanding secondary school for all African American children in Anne Arundel County. Citizens groups, including the Stanton Parent-Teachers Association, led the charge for its construction. Bates opened its doors on . . . — — Map (db m157089) HM
Wiley H. Bates High School has a strength beyond bricks and mortar — its real foundation has always been its people. The last African American class to put on robes of purple and gold and receive their diplomas was the class of 1966, but . . . — — Map (db m157085) HM
On March 25, 1655, colonial Governor William Stone landed Maryland militia at the Puritan settlement of Providence, located at the mouth of the Severn River. He planned to subdue the settlers who had asserted their independence from the government . . . — — Map (db m53178) HM
Over the past 400 years, distinctive types of boats were developed for seafood harvesting and shipping on the Bay.
Native Americans made the first dugout canoe from a hollowed-out log. The earliest English boat builders, called . . . — — Map (db m114883) HM
The firefighter and EMS provider are ascending the staircase of time as they depart from this world. they are running to their calling to do the job of serving our community with strength, determination and sacrifice as if going to war. The . . . — — Map (db m9286) HM
The maritime industry and the history of Annapolis are closely intertwined. This connection extends beyond downtown to historic Eastport, the neighborhood located across the Spa Creek Bridge. Eastport was developed after the Civil War as Horn Point . . . — — Map (db m114799) HM
As a Redemptorist, Father Seelos was stationed in Baltimore, Pittsburg, Annapolis, Cumberland Detroit and New Orleans. He preached missions and retreats throughout the country.
Father Seelos served here as Pastor of St. Mary's Parish in 1857 . . . — — Map (db m200103) HM
[Plaque near the display:]
On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, this aircraft display is dedicated in memory of all Blue Angels' aircrew lost in team flight . . . — — Map (db m127947) HM WM
Captured on the British flagship Confiance on Lake Champlain, September 11, 1814, by Commodore Thomas MacDonough.
This gun has a dent on the muzzle from an American shot which caused the gun to recoil and kill the British commander, . . . — — Map (db m7812) HM
Near this spot
which was then the shore of the bay,
the Brig “Peggy Stewart” was burned
by her owner, “Anthony Stewart.”
October 19, 1774
To pacify the indignation of the
citizens roused by the payment of . . . — — Map (db m6313) HM
The 8th Massachusetts Infantry reached Annapolis April 21, 1861, on the Railroad Ferry Maryland. Col. Benjamin F. Butler forwarded his and the 7th New York Infantry Regiments to Washington. Shortly he was directed to prevent the legislature from . . . — — Map (db m6312) HM
Herbert Edgar Sadler was born to a waterman's family in 1902. He began learning the trade at the age of 12, earning a penny for each fish he cleaned for a local seafood vendor. His experience led to a life's work on the water.
Cap'n Sadler . . . — — Map (db m170219) HM
From the Depths - Sea Power
1900 - 2000
Dedicated to those
who serve beneath the seas,
families and support personnel
[Back of marker}:In recognition of the generosity
of the following donors
Lockheed Martin . . . — — Map (db m6398) HM
The porch you see before you is a modern reconstruction of this principal entrance to the Carroll House. It was added to the house in the 1770s by Charles Carroll of Carrolton and removed by 1866 when a two story passage was built between St. Mary's . . . — — Map (db m175948) HM
Patriot politician and future Declaration of Independence signer Samuel Chase began building this Georgian mansion in 1769, but he couldn't afford to finish the house and sold it two years later to Edward Lloyd IV. The wealthy Eastern Shore . . . — — Map (db m63497) HM
Given in recognition of all members of the Class of 1956 who served our nation so faithfully in Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force careers; in industry, government, and the professions; and to our wives and families whose continuing support was so . . . — — Map (db m127932) WM
This montage is the collaborative effort of George "Lassie" Belt, children from the Stanton Community Center (listed below), and Artwalk curator, Sally Wern Comport. This artwork, part of the Annapolis 300 celebration, is at the entrance to the . . . — — Map (db m130944) HM
City Dock in Annapolis
In the 1700s, the shore of Annapolis followed approximately along the line of buildings that now front Dock Street, Market Space, and part of Compromise Street—everything closer to the water is . . . — — Map (db m114794) HM
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — — Map (db m6199) HM
In command of the Central America, home-bound with California Gold seekers, Captain Herndon lost his life in a gallant effort to save ship and lives during a cyclone off Hatteras, September 12, 1857
"Forgetful of self, in his death he . . . — — Map (db m7213) HM
February 22, 1797: At the Presidential Mansion in Philadelphia, President George Washington formally presented Irish-born John Barry with Commission Number One in the newly formed United States Navy. With the commission, backdated to the . . . — — Map (db m114812) HM
Annapolis' Sister City of Wexford, Ireland, was the boyhood home of John Barry, naval hero of the American Revolution. Barry went to sea as a young boy and advanced to be master of his own vessel. he settled in America and in 1776 joined the . . . — — Map (db m114944) HM
Peace Treaty Ratified[Image Captions:]
•Governor William Paca's Proclamation of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris. Treaty of Paris Broadside Collection [MSA SC 5785]
•The last page of the Treaty of Paris, . . . — — Map (db m114555) HM
The oldest surviving map of Annapolis, drawn by James Stoddert in 1718, shows that the area now occupied by Corhill and Fleet Streets, had been set aside for Governor Francis Nocholson for use as a garden, summer house and vineyard. In 1771 Charles . . . — — Map (db m17689) HM
Little HES is a classic example of a Chesapeake Bay "deadrise", built for fishing and crabbing in the summer and oystering in the winter. The term "deadrise" refers to the underwater shape of a hull. Little HES has a sharp vee-entry . . . — — Map (db m170218) HM
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to
by direction of
The Honorable John Snyder
Secretary of the Treasury
as the inspirational symbol of the United States savings bonds independence drive from May 15 to July 4 . . . — — Map (db m63419) HM
The draketail vessel made its appearance on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1900s. The name "draketail" came from the appearance of its stern which resembles the aft end of a duck. The draketail was the first power-driven workboat used . . . — — Map (db m114872) HM
Dred Scott was born a slave in Southampton, Virginia. His family was owned by Peter Blow who sold Scott to an army doctor named John Emerson. Dr. Emerson took Scott to live in the free states of Illinois and Wisconsin where, in 1836, Scott married . . . — — Map (db m123233) HM
In memory of those
who served in the
defense of our country
Dedicated May 30 1951
[Plaque embedded in the ground at flagpole:]
June . . . — — Map (db m114861) WM
This is the oldest house in Eastport. For nearly 100 years it belonged to the Williams family.
Jonas and Louisa Williams and their eight children moved here in 1876. They used the first floor as a grocery store, selling homemade sauerkraut . . . — — Map (db m114880) HM
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium has been called a "Memorial that happens to be a stadium". While visitors and athletes for nearly 50 years have been inspired by the campaigns and battles emblazoned around the stadium facade, much more needed . . . — — Map (db m127935) HM WM
Historical records of colonial Annapolis show that Richard Spriggs, an important 18th Century Annapolitan, had a house built on Strawberry Hill in 1780. By 1796 Spriggs had leased the house to Henri Stier, an investment banker from Antwerp, and his . . . — — Map (db m60913) HM
Formerly an Indian trail to cross South River. In early colonial times it became a principle thoroughfare connecting Annapolis with southern Maryland and Virginia. George Washington remarked on the beautiful roses that still flourish there. — — Map (db m9287) HM
Built in 1828 as the Hallam Theatre Reconstructed in 1847 for use by the church Enlarged in 1948 and 1959 Designated May 25, 1947 as the National Naval Memorial of the Presbyterian Church This plaque given in memory of Agnes Myers Zorn . . . — — Map (db m6197) HM
Kneseth Israel (Assembly of Israel), chartered in 1906, purchased this home in 1910 for use as the first synagogue in Annapolis.
The congregation used the building as a synagogue
until 1912, when it moved to larger quarters on
Prince George . . . — — Map (db m6310) HM
Erected by the Alumni of St. John's College to their fellow Alumni who in the World War gave their all. Four hundred & fifty two of our men answered their country's call. There is no records that one failed in his duty.
The list of names:
A. . . . — — Map (db m65902) WM
Fort Nonsense has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It is the last remaining fortification of several constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries to defend Annapolis and its waterways. . . . — — Map (db m63588) HM
Maryland's Capitol Building[Image captions:]
•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] . . . — — Map (db m114552) HM
You're looking out across the mouth of the Severn River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1608 Captain John Smith sailed within sight of this spot four times during his "voyages of discovery" up and down the Chesapeake Bay. His . . . — — Map (db m114871) HM
The first English settlers were a group of Puritans who established Providence, a settlement at the mouth of the Severn River, in 1649. The Puritans probably used Captain John Smith's Bay map to navigate here from Virginia. Their settlement was not . . . — — Map (db m114869) HM
The brigantine Peggy Stewart, named after the daughter of the owner, Annapolis merchant Anthony Stewart, sailed by here on her return from England on October 14, 1774. Like other Maryland merchants, Stewart had agreed not to import tea in . . . — — Map (db m170220) HM
Robert Fulton launched the first commercially viable steamboat on the Hudson River in 1807, although a Marylander named James Rumsey demonstrated a working steamboat on the Potomac River as early as 1784. Steamboats started running on the Chesapeake . . . — — Map (db m114867) HM
At the turn of the 20th century, eight or more oyster houses surrounded Annapolis City Dock and harbor. Oysters were shucked, packed and shipped all around the country by steamboat and railroad. The market for "Chesapeake white gold" was so . . . — — Map (db m114866) HM
In the 20th century, overharvesting, disease, pollution and the dramatic growth of the Bay region's human population led to the decline in commercial fishing for oysters, crabs and other seafood species. As a result, the number of wooden boats . . . — — Map (db m114865) HM
Look around the harbor. Imagine what the first colonists saw more than 350 years ago when they first viewed this Chesapeake Bay peninsula: a pristine, abundant natural site with deep, protected harbors that had experienced little human settlement. . . . — — Map (db m19266) HM
Growing up on South Street near the county courthouse, George Phelps' boyhood dream was to be a police officer. After WWII, Army 1st Lt. Phelps saw his dream come true when County Exective Joseph W. Alton appointed him, the first African . . . — — Map (db m53175) HM
Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
A tribute to
a Loved One
for our Freedom.
[Back of Monument:]
"To Recognize The . . . — — Map (db m127928) WM
Francis Street is named for Sir Francis Nicholson (1655-1728), royal governor of Maryland, who served from 1694 to 1698. When the capital of the colony moved from St. Mary's City to Annapolis, Nicholson devised the city's baroque plan featuring two . . . — — Map (db m114797) HM
Bloomsbury Square was named after a square in London where the Lords Baltimore, proprietors (owners) of Maryland, lived and where prospective settlers went in 1633 to get information concerning the proposed new colony of Maryland. Bloomsbury Square . . . — — Map (db m5419) HM
Greg Harlin's magnificent historical painting honors the maritime and military heritage of Annapolis and it's significant role in our modern day liberties. The artwork features one of American history's legendary frigates, the Ranger . . . — — Map (db m125120) HM
Designed and built for legislator and patriot, Mathias Hammond by the colonial architect, William Buckland, this beautiful residence is considered the pinnacle of the Georgian Style in America.
A museum today, the house is almost entirely . . . — — Map (db m7898) HM
Tours start at the top of the hour from noon until 4:00 (summer) or 3:00 (winter).
Built in 1774 by renowned architect William Buckland for tobacco planter and patriot Matthias Hammond, the house is one of the finest examples of . . . — — Map (db m142372) HM
Methods of harvesting oysters and crabs on the Chesapeake Bay have changed very little over the years.
The internal combustion engine, invented at the end of the 19th century, eventually displaced sails on workboats. The addition of . . . — — Map (db m114885) HM
Cadet West Point 1832-6; Lieutenant U.S. Army 1836-7; Professor of Mathematics U.S.N. 1841—99. Brigadier General U.S.V. 1861-5; Naval Academy 1845-61 and 1866-71.
One of the founders of the Naval Academy, his life’s best years were devoted . . . — — Map (db m108106) HM
The black and gold design on the flag is the coat of arms from the Calvert line. It was granted to George Calvert as a reward for his storming a fortification during a battle. The red and white design is the coat of arms of the . . . — — Map (db m114857) HM
This granite block was dedicated as the cornerstone of a proposed fountain on 22 November 1908, the 200th anniversary of the Annapolis City Charter. The fountain was planned to commemorate the 1649 "Act Concerning Religion," known as the "Act of . . . — — Map (db m6386) HM
This gun tube was removed from the British flagship, the HMS Confiance, during the Battle of Lake Champlain with was fought on September 11, 1814. Early in that battle a cannon ball fired by the American flagship Saratoga struck the . . . — — Map (db m69246) HM
Figurehead of HMS Macedonian.
The classical head represents Alexander, the Macedonian who ruled Greece and much of the known world in the 4th century BC. It was carved in wood in 1810 to decorate the bow of the British warship named . . . — — Map (db m63428) HM