Following my love of houses in such towns and cities as Georgetown, SC and Gettysburg, PA, I’m adding to our Road Trip series some of the doors and windows of the classy 18th century homes in Annapolis, MD. Although Annapolis may be the Sailing Capital of the U. S., there’s a lot for landlubbers to love in this fair city as well. Our post isn’t inclusive of all structures in Annapolis — just a few notable places within walking distance of the harbor and our Historic Inn, the Governor Calvert House.
It bears noting, too, that the Maryland flag flies alongside the U. S. flag on many of these structures. Here’s a description from Preservation Maryland of this easily recognizable, colorful flag:
For those unfamiliar with the Maryland state flag, it features four alternating quadrants; the first and fourth display the black and gold bars and diagonal inverted stripe of the Calvert coat of arms and the second and third quadrants depict red and white quadrants and an inverted cross bottony of the Crossland coat of arms.
So here are some of our favorite homes of Annapolis — from traditional, classic buildings . . .
to patriotic homes with bright red doors.
From a church parish house and a law office . . .
to colorful doors all around.
Some homes are notable for landscaping above and beyond.
Others sport flags for all to see.
And some just stand alone on their merits — simple, classic, symmetrical by design. . . .
. . . yet elegant, livable, and notable.
Oh, those homes of Annapolis.
Travel the side streets,
Rusha & Bert
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