Colonial Mansions of Maryland and Delaware

Colonial Mansions of Maryland and Delaware

by John Martin Hammond
     
 

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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ISBN-13:
9781290588515
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(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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