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Annapolis Maryland Historic Homes For Sale

Annapolis Maryland historic homes for sale were not historic when Annapolitans first moved to the area in the 1600's, they were the homes where history was made.  For example, when the Georgian home at 120 Duke of Gloucester Street was built circa 1765 (Notice: Last Sold in May of 1981. Not Currently Offered For Sale. Not Open to the Public), Annapolis was a prosperous seaport serving the whole tidewater area of the Chesapeake Bay.  According to one source, this was the home of of John Ridout, who served as secretary to Governor Horatio Sharpe (the 22nd Proprietary Governor of Maryland), where he and his wife, Mary Ogle, lived in Annapolis.  The source claims they were close friends with George and Martha Washington and may have entertained them in this home.

Home Built for John Ridout in 1765 GeorgianHistoric Annapolis Inc. | National Historic District Site & Building Survey

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Annapolitans have lived in Annapolis Maryland since its founding in 1649 and incorporation in 1708. Scattered throughout the historic district you can find homes the exemplify the elegance from the Federal period, the charm of the Victorian period, fully restored homes, and properties ready for restoration from historic periods of the 1700′s, 1800′s, and 1900′s.  All located just steps away from the hustle and bustle of modern downtown Annapolis with its nightlife, excellent restaurants, luxury yachts, City Dock, and Ego Alley.  The city now as it was when first established is well located near Washington DC and Baltimore Maryland.

Purchasing a home registered in the Maryland Historical Trust Inventory of Historic Properties means curating a piece of American history.  Historic homes come in all kinds of condition, from fully restored to ready for restoration.  Buyers will need to understand and follow certain restrictions when it comes to maintaining and improving their property.  The Historic Preservation Commission must approve your plans to make exterior changes to a property.  You will need to apply for a Certificate of Approval from the commission.  And, your proposed changes will need to comply with certain guidelines.

142 Market Street Annapolis Maryland Circa 1982  142 Market Street Annapolis Maryland Circa 2010 

The history of some homes is well documented, especially those homes that played prominent roles at significant moments in history of our country.  Whether the property is steeped in history or just suvived the test of time, there are many excellent historic homes currently on the market from which buyers can choose. So if you would like to live, work and play where history was made, consider one of the many Annapolis Maryland historic homes for sale.

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