Historic Annapolis Foundation

Annapolis: A Museum Without Walls

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CONTACT: Carrie Kiewitt, 410-626-1033, carrie.kiewitt@annapolis.org
DATE: Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Annapolis By Candlelight

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, Wednesday, August 03, 2011—On Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., guests will be granted exclusive access to privately owned homes at the 20th annual Historic Annapolis Candlelight Tour.

Advance tickets will be available through October 30, 2011 at $25 for members and volunteers of Historic Annapolis and $30 for non-members. Tickets purchased after October 30 will cost $35. Tickets may be reserved online at www.annapolis.org, or purchased at the Historic Annapolis Museum at 99 Main Street. Proceeds from the Candlelight Tour support the preservation and education programs of Historic Annapolis.

Homes on this year's tour, located throughout the Murray Hill neighborhood, demonstrate different architecture from the late 1800s to present day.

Murray Hill is primarily a residential community that developed almost wholly in the twentieth century. Laid out according to an 1891 plat and containing approximately 100 acres, Murray Hill is bounded on the north and south by West Street and Spa Creek respectively, with Shaw Street serving as the eastern limit. Wide lots, deep setbacks, and a variety of house styles and sizes differentiate it from the more typical urban eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Annapolis neighborhoods. Murray Hill has both large, elegant houses built for the city's professional and military elite and smaller comparatively simple dwellings erected for the speculative market. There are architect-designed buildings as well as pattern-book based and mail-order Sears & Roebuck houses. Early twentieth century revival styles such as Colonial, Tudor, and even Italian Renaissance are plentiful here. American and Dutch Colonial styles predominate, which is not surprising considering Annapolis was beginning to appreciate its Colonial past and extant Colonial buildings in the 1920s and 30s. A handful of Queen Anne and Shingle style houses stand juxtaposed against the newer generation of American Foursquares, Prairie and Craftsman dwellings.

Since 1952, Historic Annapolis has preserved the distinctive character of Maryland's capital city through public advocacy and guidelines, purchase and renovation, original research, and educational programs. Historic Annapolis manages Annapolis properties including Historic Annapolis Museum at the St. Clair Wright Center, William Paca House and Garden, Shiplap House, Museum Store, Waterfront Warehouse, and 43 Pinkney Street. For more information, please visit www.annapolis.org.

Historic Annapolis
For more information about our events, contact: Carrie Kiewitt, carrie.kiewitt@annapolis.org
Events and Reservations: www.annapolis.org or 410-267-8146.

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