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Maryland State House architectural plans

 Collection
Identifier: MS-GAR-022
The Maryland State House is located in Annapolis, Maryland and is the oldest U.S. state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. The collection consists of an undated elevation and ground plans of the State House, two contracts for plastering and carpentry dating from 1792, and an eight-page "House Account Book" from 1818.

Dates

  • 1792, 1818

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located in the John Work Garrett Library at the Evergreen Museum & Library and requires scheduling an appointment to access it. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (5 items)

Biographical / Historical

The Maryland State House is located in Annapolis, Maryland and is the oldest U.S. state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. It houses the Maryland General Assembly, plus the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome in the United States constructed without nails. The current building, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960, is the third statehouse on its site. The building is administered by the State House Trust, established in 1969.

Construction began in 1772, but was not completed until 1797 due to the ongoing American Revolutionary War. The two-story brick Georgian style structure, located inside State Circle, was designed by architect Joseph Horatio Anderson.

Historical information adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_State_House, accessed 2018 February 8.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of documents related to the building and financing of the Annapolis (Md.) State House. Included are undated elevation and ground plans of the State House, two contracts for plastering and carpentry dating from 1792, and an eight-page "House Account Book" from 1818. The account book has been linked to work undertaken by John Shaw at the State House between February and December 1818.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University from the estate of John Work Garrett.

Processing Information

There is no known processing information for this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the John Work Garrett Library (Evergreen Museum and Library) Repository

Contact:
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218 USA