Colonial Mansions of Maryland and Delaware

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This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our ...
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Overview

This book an EXACT reproduction of the original book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781140197058
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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. . a - .. ? HOUSE 0 00 00 . WJ MARYLAND -- KENNEDY -- SW ANN o. - L Y none of the old home- of Annapolis is more fa- to the general public than aca House, of late years is a hotel. A superb ex- of solid, tasteful colonial it stands on Prince Dryland Avenue and half a old Major Dorsey home, rinlfrDre the beginning of the oa -. o '5| r( an open space at the rear l-tiiltjtc Hammond House and the the aged. Next door is cfscSrl-fcfalt in 1763 by William Paca, : W' i?? - - . /m " turmoil and signer the conventional type of elegance in that it con- wings; and its general Houses. The brickwork : w thick at the foundations, t2-t3| f faults of the elements to-day -" fla n. The interior of the house is not characterized by that elaboration of ornament that distinguishes some other Annapolis homes, but the window-casings and shutters of the parlor are very beautifully carved in a simple floral design. The house has a wide hall through the middle and the staircase is situated at the back of the hall, leading off to the left beneath an arch. The attic or third-story stairway has a very intricate balustrade of white rails set in a sort of a zigzag design that is very novel though not greatly attractive. One of the most notable features of the homestead in its youth was the garden in the rear which ran down to a little stream of water making in from the harbour only a hundred yards or so away. " My Ladye's Bower " it was called, and it is inevitably recalled first in connection with the old house when old residents of the ancient city send their thoughts back to times before the hand of change could be so plainly seen as now. It contained a summer house, a miniature lake, a fountain, awharf, and a staunch bateau. In this the master ...
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