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Historical West Street Buildings: A Thumbnail Sketch

St. Anne's Church sits at the top of West Street in Annapolis, MD. Photo courtesy of the author. West Street, one of the gateways into Annapolis is lined with a variety of buildings, many of them rich with historical significance. Let's take a look at one of the oldest streets in America like an…

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Face Behind the Mask: Dave Murphy, Artist & Volunteer

Dave Murphy stands with his art at Gallery 57 West in downtown Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Dave Murphy. Activity was beginning to ramp up on a sunny Friday morning in downtown Annapolis, when I met up with Dave Murphy. He had suggested that we get together at the Annapolis Visitor's Center…

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Introducing 'The Wandering' Annapolis Map

The Annapolis Arts District is one of the most walkable communities in this region, but how can we expect visitors to know this if they are not from this area? Well, this problem was an easy fix for Sally Wern Comport, Principal of Art at Large, Inc. A MAP! A simple yet significant idea, Comport…

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Architecture in Annapolis

The city of Annapolis is sometimes described as a “museum without walls” and that is certainly true when it comes to the art you see in the beautiful architecture. Annapolis has an array of different styles of buildings that span the centuries but is most notable for its colonial architecture of the…

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The Maryland World War II Memorial Inspires Awe

Awesome. adj. Inspiring admiration; imposing; outstanding; very impressive. An overused word, to be sure, but awesome perfectly describes the Maryland World War II Memorial. Stand at the center of this granite amphitheater near Annapolis, and you too will feel the awe inspired by the stately and…

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