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

  • Thanks for the updated information. I’d think that the persons renting apartments there must really enjoy their place in Annapolis.

    • anpbaystate

      Vera,

      You are very welcome. As to the building’s current tenants yes I’m sure that they are enjoying their residences in downtown, especially now that the building has been renovated – it had become a bit run down over recent years. As an aside I forwarded you the link for my blog post article regarding it since any reference to my blog from which I first post my daily photographs of Annapolis to is not permitted, a policy that I adhere to however also find a bit disingenuous for the FB group members. In any event there are presently six years of my photographs taken in Annapolis posted within the blog if you wish to see other ones.

      Regards,

      Glenn

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