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Annapolis Experience Blog Picture Of The Day – The Tunis Family House Circa 1880 On Conduit and Cathedral Streets – Tuesday May 22nd 2012

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Picture of The Tunis House Circa 1880 On Conduit and Cathedral Streets In Annapolis Maryland May 22nd 2012

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It was really nice walking along the quiet streets of Conduit and Charles this morning especially after a long day yesterday at my day job, then rushing home to catch the last few hours of the Annapolis City Council meeting and finally finishing up work on the first post in a new series debuting on the Annapolis Experience Blog later today.

Anyway back to my Tuesday morning walk that began on Charles Street then down to Cathedral Street and up the hill to Conduit Street which is where I came across the Tunis Family House. This Queen Anne style home is actually a bit out of place here along streets that are mostly lined with Italianate and Vernacular Federal style residences built over the last 100 to 150 or so years.

In addition to being of a different style of house commonly seen in this historic neighborhood of Annapolis the Tunis Family House is also fairly large in size, over 3,200 square feet, as it occupies a corner lot with dual sided main exterior walls, one for each street that it fronts on.

Actually the history of the lot that the Tunis Family House is located on contains references to the Jonas Green family having owned this property and it being listed as one of the lots, 41 to be exact, recorded on Stoddert’s Map of the late 1700′s and early 1800′s.  This corner lot was purchased sometime in 1878 by William Tunis for a little over $400 where he and his brother, Theophilus, built the current house completing it possibly by 1881 although they kept the residence for only a very short period of time and then sold it.

Today the Tunis Family House can be seen adorned with weathered cedar shake shingles and yet still retains it’s distinctive Queen Anne style charm.

Have a good Tuesday everyone and I see Pamela, of the Capital Gazette Newspaper, just Tweeted that earlier reports of a fish kill in Ego Alley were a bit overstated so no worries there in the harbor area,

Glenn

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