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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Flags Above Duke of Gloucester Street on a Cloudy Summer Morning • Thursday July 27th 2017

Italianate Influences and a Colonial Style Door

Flags Above Duke of Gloucester Street on a Cloudy Summer Morning in Annapolis Maryland July 27th 2017

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I’m not sure what first caught my attention about this c1880 residence when I passed by it earlier this morning, though it could have been its grid like facade of eight windows and door, or perhaps the flags hanging from each of the second story windows. Actually thinking about it as I was composing this blog post it might have been the seemingly odd mix of architectural details set across this Duke of Gloucester Street townhouse’s stucco exterior.

Certainly the front door has Colonial details while each window frame, along with the dentil molding and curved brackets, are of an Italianate influence, which together are a bit unusual from an architectural design standpoint. In addition the half circle brick steps are a bit different in that I’ve only seen them once before at a house on Market Street here in Annapolis.

Then again the three flags serve to draw one’s eye away from the dominate blue-grey backdrop of the afore mentioned stucco facade by adding a favorable amount of color to this cloudy summer morning sidewalk setting.

Have a good day,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Clouds and a Blue Sky Adorn the East Side of the Maryland State House • Wednesday July 26th 2017

Midday Perspective Across the Grounds

Clouds and a Blue Sky Adorn the East Side of the Maryland State House in Annapolis July 26th 2017

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The sense of clarity seemingly projected along the east side of the Maryland State House, as well as across the grounds beneath it, gave me pause during my walk in Annapolis earlier today. While perhaps representing a visitoresque setting I found myself appreciating both its overall sense of realism and limited number of colors featured in its composition.

Enjoy the afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • One Empty Boatyard Slip Along Spa Creek Early on a Summer Morning • Tuesday July 25th 2017

Boats and Houses on the Eastport Waterfront

One Empty Boatyard Slip Along Spa Creek Early on a Summer Morning in Annapolis Maryland July 25th 2017

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Gazing across Spa Creek soon after sunrise I found myself taking in a view of the various types of boats docked in the vicinity of the former Sarles Boatyard. There directly behind the now open sided covered dock shed were predominately Hardiplank sided contemporary style houses set along the elevated banks of the shoreline.

I stood there envisioning the early morning activity taking place around the boatyard back in the 1920s when Benjamin Sarles set about building and repairing boats in Annapolis. Yes back then watermen working the nearby waters and those of the Chesapeake Bay required the services of local boatyards to maintain and repair their boats that provided for their livelihoods. In the years since the recreational aspect of area boating has come to dominate the local maritime services scene those offered by the late Benjamin Sarles have faded into history, along with the local watermen as well.

Yes today the cleaning/refinishing of fiberglass hulls and removing barnacles off props, along with the replacement of canvas sails with those of composites are provided by an assortment of concerns found in Easport and along Back Creek. In addition with a preponderance of electronics commonly in use on modern boats those associated service companies are also in demand. Actually today’s boat detailing and winterization businesses are often known to provide after use wash down and cleaning services for those owners too busy to do so after returning to their respective docks.

In any event with the current property owners moving ahead on their redevelopment plans for the former Sarles Boatyard it will simply be a matter of time before the last vestiges of the early 1900s boatyard vanish from this Eastport shoreline.

Have a great day,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Italianate Style Facade of a Circa 1880 Storefront and Second Floor Apartment • Monday July 24th 2017

A Quiet Morning on Maryland Avenue

Italianate Style Facade of a Circa 1880 Storefront and Second Floor Apartment in Annapolis Maryland on July 24th 2017

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It was a quiet morning on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis where I found myself taking time to examine the assorted facades set along Alexander Randall’s late 19th century developed mixed use City street. The majority of period buildings on it were built to serve multiple purposes with the ground floors occupied by a variety of merchants and businesses while the upper floor(s) were rental apartments.

This particular circa 1880 building’s first floor storefront served as the George Davis tailoring shop for over 20 years, beginning in 1900, while later between 1922 and 1953 it was a stationary and office supply store. Then in 1970 the Maryland Municipal League purchased the building and after renovations both floors were used for the organization’s offices. Somewhat more recently, in 1992 actually, the building was sold and upon yet another renovation the first floor once again became a retail store space while the second floor reverted to use as an apartment.

While the bracketed Italianate influenced cornice on the upper facade is original the ground floor windows are not, nor is the front door. Actually both the previous door and widows were quite decorative if not stylish in appearance, however they were replaced over the course of the 1992 renovation. It was perhaps during that same time when the original clapboards were replaced with today’s green aluminum siding.

Have a good week,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • A Summer Morning Cityscape of the C1730 Charles Carroll House and 1860 St. Mary’s Rectory • Sunday July 23rd 2017

Georgian and Gothic Revival Influences on the Hill

Summer Morning Charles Carroll House and St. Mary's Rectory Cityscape on Sunday July 23rd 2017 in Annapolis Maryland

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Representative of an often depicted Annapolis Maryland cityscape I chose to frame today’s photograph of the Charles Carroll House, along with that of the Redemptorist Novitiate House or Rectory at St. Mary’s Parish as well as its church steeple, within the borders of a Spa Creek landscape and hazy Sunday morning skyline.

The Georgian style Charles Carroll House, visible for the most part on the left side of the photograph above, was constructed in stages beginning around 1730 on an expanse of land along what was then Carroll Creek, today Spa Creek, for Charles Carroll of Annapolis.

To the right of the Charles Carroll House is the 1860 Gothic Revival style Redemptorist Novitiate House, also known as St. Mary’s Parish Rectory, seen orientated from the northeast end of the parish grounds along Duke of Gloucester Street to the left in a southwest direction.

Towering over both buildings, as well as being a distinctive navigational aide for vessels approaching the City from the Chesapeake Bay, is the steeple, bell tower and spire if you would, of St. Mary’s Church that was built in 1865 standing 160′ or so high.

Today’s photograph was taken from the Eastport Bridge while as previously alluded to I omitted the Spa Creek waterfront in order to convey the overall expanse of both 18th and 19th century buildings along the hillside.

Have a good afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Flowers and Lamppost Alongside the Circa 1820 Johnson Building • Saturday July 22nd 2017

Sidewalk Streetscape on Saturday Morning

Flowers and Lamppost Alongside the Circa 1820 Johnson Building on State Circle in Annapolis Maryland July 22nd 2017

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I set off to meet a friend on the campus of St. John’s College early this morning, the last few days of oppressive heat and humidity in Annapolis made us both leery of getting together too late in the day, which is when I came across this spring like scene alongside the 19th century Robert Johnson Building.

A bit unsure as to how long the colorful pansies would retain their vibrant appearance, again given the hot summer weather of late, I opted to take a couple of photographs of this sidewalk setting, that also incorporates the facade of Harry Browne’s Restaurant in the background.

Have a great weekend,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Flowers and Chimneys Accent the C1735 Treasury Building Early in the Morning • Friday July 21st 2017

Oldest Public Building in the State of Maryland

Flowers and Chimneys Accent the C1735 Treasury Building Early in the Morning Annapolis Maryland July 21st 2017

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While often overlooked by both out of town visitors and locals alike, what with its architectural larger yet younger brother the Maryland State House seen just to the west, the circa 1735 Old Treasury Building is my favorite historical Annapolis site to visit, especially early on a summer morning I might add. Yes it is during the early morning hours when vehicle traffic around State Circle is for the most part non-existent while the State House maintenance staff has not yet begun their day leaving the grounds to the occasional walker, runner or even a photographer.

Seemingly small not only in its stature, but overall footprint as well, the 18th century Georgian style Old Treasury Building was designed reflecting a cross like pattern with its longest length set in a south and north direction while either end features a single flue brick chimney. In addition and certainly not visible from the exterior, nor even implied by its pitched roof, the interior ceiling of the building is of a vaulted shape while the inside open space represents a simple functional style with a minimum of detailed millwork.

Early this morning I found myself taking in the colorful flower beds set along the north and east sides of the building, thank goodness for the ground’s sprinkler system that had only recently finished its early hour watering cycle, while the surrounding grasses were of a lush and green appearance, surprisingly more so given the hot and humid weather of late.

A couple of further observations from my visit this morning include the lone chimney stack set above the north wing roofline of the Maryland State House seen in the upper left, while to the upper right of the Old Treasury Building one can discern the two multi flue American Queen Anne influenced brick chimneys of the c1878 Alexander Randall House located to the north side of State Circle.

All in all the early morning light, along with the then relatively moderate temperatures, provided for a nice setting in which to visually document this 282 year old historical building in the Historic District today.

Please be careful spending time outside this afternoon and remember to drink plenty of water,

Glenn

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