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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Wrought Iron Staircase and Fence Accents the C1730 Edward Dorsey House • Thursday May 25th 2017

A Welcoming Invitation Along the Street

Wrought Iron Staircase and Fence Accents the C1730 Edward Dorsey House in Annapolis Maryland May 25th 2017

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The weather for the most part continues to remain dreary in Annapolis approaching the end of the annual US Naval Academy Commissioning Week, as well as the start of the Memorial Day weekend. In spite of the then overcast sky I set off on my walk in the Historic District early today in search of a welcoming scene in which to photograph.

Passing by the circa 1730 Edward Dorsey House I stopped so as to take in its ornate wrought iron horseshoe style staircase and fence, along with the flowers adorning its front landing. Certainly it represented an inviting entrance to this mid 18th century historical and originally Georgian style house, although numerous late 19th century exterior alterations have it projecting more of a Greek Revival and/or Italianate ambiance along the street. As to the fence and staircase they too also exhibit those afore mentioned later period architectural styles.

Well I have much work to accomplish over the course of the next few days in preparation for the unveiling of my newest Photo Art Gallery collection so I must take leave of the streets of Annapolis now so as to return to the studio.

If by chance you are setting off today for the Memorial Day weekend please stay safe along the way,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Early Morning at Francis Street and State Circle After an Overnight Rain • Wednesday May 24th 2017

Illuminated Lampposts and Wet Bricks on the Corner

Early Morning at Francis Street and State Circle After an Overnight Rain in Annapolis Maryland May 24th 2017

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Even amidst the seemingly crowded confines of downtown Annapolis during Commissioning Week at the US Naval Academy one can still find a quiet unhurried place in which to collect their thoughts before the day begins, that is if they are willing to set out before sunrise. Such was the case for my motivation to get up and out the door early well before the day’s gaggle of visitors and locals alike descended upon the Historic District, along with an assortment of waterfront venues, seeking out breakfast or to experience the Blue Angels flight demonstration taking place later today.

In fact I was able to find my own quiet haven that offered a bit of solitude directly southeast of the Maryland State House where Francis Street enters on to State Circle. Standing there for a fair period of time I took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy my coffee, while also gazing out across the noticeably wet bricks so as to catch sight of Mr. James Williams c1804 green clapboard building. Actually my sole motivation for moving on came when the illuminated lampposts flanking either side of the corner went dark, itself marking the formal arrival of yet another day here in Maryland’s Capital City on the Chesapeake Bay.

Have a good day,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Early Morning at the C1938 Faux Georgian Style James Senate Office Building • Tuesday May 23rd 2017

A Replacement for 18th & 19th Century Houses in 1938

Early Morning at the C1938 Faux Georgian Style James Senate Office Building in Annapolis Maryland May 23rd 2017

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While the overcast sky tended to make the James Senate Office Building here on College Avenue seem a bit dreary early this morning I still found this government facility dominated streetscape depressing, even in spite of the weather.

For you see this particular State building depicts what I consider to be the “Faux or Retro Georgian” style of public architecture. While it can be noted how there are many state, county, city, and town government buildings in Maryland with a similar style, reflective of Colonial or Georgian architecture, however in the case of the James Senate Office Building multiple 18th and 19th century houses were for the most part demolished for it to be built in 1938.

It was during the late 1890s on this same section of College Avenue where the six bay brick Georgian inspired Forbes-Mcilhenny House once stood, while nearby on the corner the circa 1760 Pinkney-Callahan House was located. Fortunately though in the case of the Pinkney-Callahan House it was saved from demolition, first in 1901 and then again in 1972, by St. John’s College and Historic Annapolis respectfully when it was relocated to Conduit Street.

Yes even on this overcast spring morning in Annapolis I find myself thinking about those marvelous authentic Georgian style period houses that represented such a defining part of this same City urban landscape many years ago.

Have a good afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • C1890 Federal Style House and the 1920 Ciccarone Tailor Shop • Monday May 22nd 2017

A Well Needed Rehabilitation is Near Completion

C1890 Federal Style House and the 1920 Ciccarone Tailor Shop in the Annapolis Maryland Historic District May 22nd 2017

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While the weather wasn’t the best as I set off for my daily walk in Annapolis I was undeterred by the occasional periods of precipitation, for as of late the rains seem to have contributed quite well to a number of my recent photographs. Besides after having taken a photograph every day for six full years, regardless of the weather or temperatures for that matter, what’s a little spring rain?

Making my way in the direction of the Maryland State House from King George Street I passed by one of a number of houses that are currently being renovated, or rehabilitated if you would, in the Historic District. My reason for stopping was that it appeared the work that has been taking place here for quite a while, both inside and outside of this 1890 Federal style three story house, is just about complete. So even in spite of the more noticeable rainfall at the moment I opted to take a photograph or two before moving on.

A few things about this house the first of which being that it was built in the mid 1880s or early 1890s either by the Johnsons, Powers or McCaskers, all of whom had owned the property over the course of the same period. In addition the house, regardless of the owner responsible for having done so, was built as a single family residence.

After the last previously noted owner of record had passed away in 1907, Hugh McCasker, the house was briefly conveyed to various members of the McCasker family, that is until August of 1910 when it was sold to a Mr. Pasquale Tarantino who would only retain ownership of the house and property until 1912.

Mr. Tarantino sold the building and grounds to a Enrico and Bernice Ciccarone in September of 1912. Mr. Ciccarone was an Italian immigrant who had arrived in the United States in 1903, and subsequently would go on to provide tailoring services for the US Naval Academy.

By the early 1920s the Ciccarones undertook a major renovation of this house that included the addition of the third story. At the same time the configuration of the ground floor was changed so as to accommodate a first floor tailor’s shop, where Mr. Ciccarone would go on to practice his chosen trade for the following decades. Also upon completion of the afore noted renovations the Ciccarone Family residence would be relocated to the second and third floors of the building. Mr. Ciccarone passed away in 1955, while his wife Bernice would retain ownership of the building until the mid 1960s.

After the building’s sale in 1966 the purchaser set about converting the Ciccarone’s former house and tailor shop into rental apartments, of which it remain as such to the present day.

As an aside when the Ciccarones purchased the lot and building from Mr. Tarantino in 1912 the transaction also included two adjacent buildings located immediately to its left side, one of which can be seen in today’s photograph depicted with the green asbestos shingle siding.

Have a great week,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Two Bay C1855 Federal Style Chaney House Later Enlarged to Five Bays in 1874 • Sunday May 21st 2017

Known as the Stockett House After 1874

The Two Bay C1855 Federal Style Chaney House Was Later Enlarged to Five Bays in 1874 Annapolis Maryland May 21st 2017

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During my morning walk I happened across both the circa 1858 and 1874 Catherine and Andrew Chaney House, actually they are one house today, that serves as a good example of period expansion Annapolis architecture.

Originally built in 1858 as a two bay two story Federal style townhouse its facade can be seen to the right of the vertical mortar line next to the front door. Later in the 1870s the Chaney’s had a third story built onto the original house as well as a three bay addition adjacent to it on its southeast side.

By the early 1870s the Chaney’s found themselves overextended financially, even though they undertook the previously noted expansion of the original house. Unfortunately after having completed the house’s major renovations the Chaney’s were unable to service their loans being held by the Farmers National Bank of Annapolis. The circumstances required that the house be sold at a public auction which took place in September of 1874.

It was soon afterwards that a Mr. John Shaaff Stockett and his wife purchased the Chaney’s former house, hence the origins of its referred to historical name the Stockett House. By 1921 members of the extended Stockett family would have the house converted into two separate residential dwelling so as to be rented. Decades later though, 1951 specifically, the then subdivided house still owned by members of the Stockett family was renovated back to a single family dwelling. Even after the renovation the house would remain in the Stockett family until 1984.

In 1985 the house was conveyed to a Joseph Corish and Jennifer Brust who owned it until 1995. The couple defaulted on the property’s deed of trust and just prior to the house being sold at a public auction in December of 1985 a Mr. Graham Gardner and Robert Bryant purchased the house.

Mr. Gardner and Bryant undertook renovating the building so as to convert it for use as a bed and breakfast. Today the former Chaney & Stockett House serves as the Two-O-One Bed & Breakfast.

As I have been known to say over the years of publishing this blog there are more than a few instances when a historical City house is actually not what it appears to be, as was the case with the Chaney & Stockett House.

Have a nice afternoon,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Porch Lights on the c1720 Brooksby-Shaw House and a Morning State Circle Streetscape • Saturday May 20th 2017

Saturday Morning Overcast Skies

Porch Lights on the c1720 Brooksby-Shaw House and a Morning State Circle Streetscape in Annapolis Maryland May 20th 2017

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I set off early for my morning walk in the Historic District knowing full well that the City streets would be fairly busy and the sidewalks crowded this weekend what with the onset of Commissioning Week at the US Naval Academy. Certainly within a few hours after having taken this photograph State Circle would be at a slow crawl as visitors sought out the always elusive free Annapolis parking space.

Fortunately this overcast Saturday morning scene, stretching from the Robert Johnson House on the right to the State House Inn on the left, was not only unencumbered by cars but by pedestrians as well thereby providing for a great opportunity to photograph this historical streetscape.

Also noticeable in this scene were the lights illuminated under the porch roof of the c1720 Brooksby-Shaw House that actually first caught my attention while walking down State Circle early this morning.

Best of luck securing a parking spot over the next 7 days or so and have a pleasant weekend,

Glenn

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Annapolis Maryland Blog Photograph • Osprey Nest Among Docked Boats and Kayaks Along an Eastport Shoreline • Friday May 19th 2017

A Quiet Morning Along Spa Creek

Osprey Nest Among Docked Boats and Kayaks Along an Eastport Shoreline in Annapolis Maryland May 19th 2017

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Taking in the shoreline vistas along lower Spa Creek early this morning I spotted a seemingly homemade wooden Osprey nest platform set among a couple of docked power boats, as well as an assortment of kayaks racked nearby. Perhaps representative of a typical creekside residential setting in Annapolis, especially given the time of year, for me though it was the Osprey nest that made this particular scene a nice photograph of the day.

Have a great weekend,

Glenn

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