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c. 1852–1858. 16 Maryland Ave.

In 1852, Irish immigrant and Main Street dry goods store owner James Andrews purchased an unimproved lot at the corner of Maryland Avenue and King George Street and erected a three-story Greek Revival town house, a relatively unusual stylistic choice in Annapolis. The house has a side passage accessed via granite stairs with wrought-iron railings and flat, stone lintels typical of Greek Revival. The use of all-stretcher pressed brick on the front facade was an early local example of this fashionable trend. A pair of parlors is located in the main block of the house, with kitchen and dining rooms in the rear ell.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1852


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "JAMES ANDREWS HOUSE", [Annapolis, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 55-56.

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