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Architecture in Annapolis

Describe the architecture and structure of churches and office buildings in Annapolis MD.

Annapolis, the capital of Maryland is famous for its architecture which has a long history. There are a lot of 18-th century buildings which attract attention of all the visitors. The historical buildings of Annapolis which include numerous churches and office buildings have their special structure. The following buildings are the most popular.

St.Anne’s Episcopal Church is the third structure which was built in Romanesque Revival style in 1858. It has an old tower and an organ.

Banneker-Douglass Museum which is located in Mt. Moriah Church is a historic brick construction built in Gothic Revival style in 1875. It is a 21/2 story building.(Miller, 1999, p.81)

Maryland State House is an old state capitol built in 1772 which has a huge dome made from wood and without nails. The building was designed by the outstanding architect Joseph Anderson and built in Georgian architectural style.

U.S. Naval Academy Chapel was designed by the famous Beaux-Arts architect Ernest Flagg in 19-th century and combines some classical elements related to Greek and Roman structure. It also has the elements of Renaissance models: Arched windows and doors, ornamentation, symmetry and other architectural details.
Chase-Lloyad House is a three story brick building designed by William Buchland and William Noke in Georgian architectural style in 1769. It has thick walls, which are laid in Flemish bond, the doors are with pediment and carved. (Miller, 1999, p.78)

Hammond-Harwood House is an oldest building which was designed by the architect William Buckland in Anglo-Palladian style in 1773. It can be relate to the Colonial period in America. The mansion consists of three constructions: a two story central block linked with two story end wings. Not too much decoration elements, flat arches, lonic columns, and other architectural details make the construction grand. (Miller, 1999, p.145)


Miller, M.(1999) Architecture in Annapolis. Archeological Society of Maryland Inc., Mayland Historical Trust Press. 2-nd Edition.