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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Patches Of Sunlight Mark The Way Along An Eastport Drive – Tuesday September 16th 2014

Annapolis Fences & Gates

Patches Of Sunshine Beyond The Driveway Gate In Annapolis Maryland September 16th 2014

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The patches of sunlight along the stone driveway of an Eastport residence seem to serve as markers that one follows to reach the rear parking area. Note the first marker is behind the gate while the second one, shaped in a circle, is set underneath the wooden pergola that spans the driveway just prior to where it turns to the left, which itself is also bathed in sunlight.

Have a pleasant afternoon Annapolis,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Present Day 19th Century Residences On East Street In The Historic District – Monday September 15th 2014

East Street In Annapolis

19th Century Residences On East Street In The Annapolis Maryland Historic District September 15th 2014

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East Street in Annapolis Maryland today is lined with predominately 19th century architecture along with a few examples from the 18th century Colonial period, most notably the Brice House located at the intersection of Prince George Street. What you might not know is that in the latter part of the 1700′s East Street served as a vibrant residential and commercial neighborhood as well. While a number of the structures of that era were eventually razed for new buildings or destroyed by fire, a common occurrence back then, the overall character of street itself remains intact even in modern times.

The two residences pictured above, the 1875 Margaret A. Colburn House on the left with golden yellow siding and the 1852 George Branzell House on the right with grey siding, in the 1760′s served as the site of Charles Bryan’s cobbler shop as well as his tavern. In 1772 John Warren leased the property from Mr. Bryan where he ran a tavern named the ‘Rose and Crown‘. In 1774 Mr. John King assumed the lease from Mr. Warren where he operated a stable business and an ordinary at this same location.

East Street was one of the streets emanating out from the two central circles that were part of Governor Francis Nicholson’s Baroque style layout for the then new State Capital of Maryland in the late 17th century. A number of well known Annapolis citizens owned lots and property along East Street in the 18th and early 19th centuries including Samuel Chase, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Charles Carroll.

Yes hundreds of years of City history abounds along East Street and is a great place to enjoy a walk through it all.

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Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Remnants Of Dawn At A National Sailing Hall Of Fame Dock – Sunday September 14th 2014

Dawn In Annapolis

Remnants Of Dawn At A National Sailing Hall Of Fame Dock In Annapolis Maryland September 14th 2014

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Perhaps no time of day serves as a better backdrop for both the maritime heritage and waterfront ambiance of Annapolis Maryland better than dawn. The darkened waters and outlines of the vessels along the docks and shorelines of the harbor contrast against the pastel colors visible on the horizon which together depict a period of both clarity as well as tranquility here in Maryland’s Capital City on the Chesapeake Bay.

Have a great Sunday everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – A Lost Neighborhood • An 1880 Porch Across From The Enclave Formerly Known As Hell Point – Saturday September 13th 2014

Neighborhoods Of Annapolis

An 1880 Vernacular Porch Across From The Former Hell Point Neighborhood Of Annapolis Maryland September 13th 2014

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This 1880 Vernacular Federal style residence, along with other similarly designed houses set adjacent to it on either side, was built in an area across from what was referred to until the early 1940′s as the Hell Point neighborhood of Annapolis Maryland. Hell Point was a neighborhood comprised of various ethnic and immigrant groups who existed along the lower end of the economic ladder of the period that included both African Americans and Filipinos, who worked in various manual labor capacities at the United States Naval Academy. Other neighborhood residents included European immigrants from Scotland, Greece, Italy, and Ireland.

The land that made up Hell Point was acquired by the USNA in 1941 as part of its expansion during World War II and the buildings themselves were taken down in 1942. Today the majority of the old Hell Point neighborhood is located behind the walls of the USNA and serve as the locations for the present day Visitors Center as well as the Halsey Field House. During this same period of time the Naval Academy had submitted plans to take over the campus of St. John’s College but was rebuffed in doing so by Maryland politicians who interceded with President Roosevelt. Can you imagine what Annapolis would look like today without the historic buildings and manicured grounds of the college bordering King George Street and College Avenue?

Just like Gotts Court and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods of the City Hell Point is now lost forever, yet another community that became the victim of both local and federal government expansion over the years. Now in the 21st century Annapolis faces a new kind of challenge as to whether it can retain it’s historical and maritime character during an era of economic uncertainty.

Have a pleasant Saturday everyone,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Morning Colors • A Purple Mailbox In West Annapolis – Friday September 12th 2014

West Annapolis

A Purple Mailbox In West Annapolis September 12th 2014

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Perhaps I was still feeling good about last night’s Raven’s win over Pittsburgh or that purple is one of my favorite colors, who knows? For whatever reason the rural like setting of this purple mailbox I came across earlier this morning in West Annapolis just caught my eye.

Have a great day Annapolis and enjoy today’s pleasant weather,

Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – Early Morning High Tidal Waters Along A Residential Dock – Thursday September 11th 2014

Annapolis Shorelines

Early Morning Tidal Waters Along A Dock In Annapolis Maryland September 11th 2014

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There was a bit of tidal flooding early this morning in Annapolis Maryland as both Compromise Street and parts of the City Dock parking lot took on the appearance of shallow pools. There was no damage to local businesses just another reminder of how periodic higher water levels coming in from the harbor, an area referred to as Weathering Cove and later Governors Cove when Annapolis proper was first settled in the mid 1600′s, seeks to reclaim its original shorelines.

In today’s featured photograph of the day a residential dock shows either how high the tidal waters encroached around this residential dock early in the morning or perhaps how shoreline development has reached out into the creeks and coves that made Annapolis such a desirable location to settle well over 350 years ago.

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Glenn

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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – 1930 Cross Gable Bungalow In Murray Hill – Wednesday September 10th 2014

A Quintessential Annapolis Residence

1930 Quintessential Cross Gable Bungalow In Murray Hill Annapolis Maryland September 10th 2014

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I must admit to not being much of a stucco facade aficionado, in spite of having featured a few of them over the years on this blog, yet the pinkish red color that adorns this Murray Hill residence in Annapolis did catch my eye earlier in the morning.

This 1930 Bungalow design house features the appropriate period window styles, a cross gable roof and a second gable that encompasses the front door. The lush green lawn, walkway plantings and white picket fence adds to the over all character of this residence’s street appeal.

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Glenn

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