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Old 09-14-2017, 08:52 AM
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum posted this pic of the Annapolis City dock area, where dinghies tie-up today, taken in 1938.
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Correction, that is facing the State House, so it's the starboard side, heading down Ego Alley.
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Looks a lot different now.
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Neat photo. Interesting that the buildings are largely the same now

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Amazing how similar it looks
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I might have to cruise down there this weekend to get a Storm Bros ice cream and make sure it still looks the same
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I might have to cruise down there this weekend to get a Storm Bros ice cream and make sure it still looks the same
My Mom lives a couple blocks from there, closer to the Naval Academy. We're fortunate that forward thinking people had the foresight to preserve Annapolis architecture for future generations. Otherwise, you would be looking at Walmart and McDonalds. We stayed at the Maryland Inn on our wedding night and our daughter had her wedding reception at one of the other historic MD Inns near State Circle.

"In 1952 Historic Annapolis, Inc. was founded as an advocate and agent for preservation in the city. ... The degree of preservation in Annapolis today would not exist without the diligent attention of the City's Historic District Commission (now the Historic Preservation Commission) to its preservation mandate."

1952 was just in time, as not much change to our landscape took place before or during WW2, but then is when it began.
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Downtown is not without national chains (Starbucks, Moe's, Jimmy Johns ) but they occupy the existing buildings. There are also a fair number of vacancies as rent is expensive and retail is not what it was.

The colonial-era buildings are also being rebuilt (i.e. old Fawcett building) to ensure they are structurally sound
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Downtown is not without national chains (Starbucks, Moe's, Jimmy Johns ) but they occupy the existing buildings. There are also a fair number of vacancies as rent is expensive and retail is not what it was.

The colonial-era buildings are also being rebuilt (i.e. old Fawcett building) to ensure they are structurally sound
That's a common problem in historic districts. I live on the Eastern Shore and St. Michaels, which has similar codes, has a lot of turnover, although a number of proprietors have learned how to survive in a seasonal area.

Awful Authurs is the first chain establishment in town, less than two years old, occupying one of the historic buildings and creating a side patio outdoor seating area. The town now holds a lot of events during Fall-Winter-Spring to help the local businesses, so it's become easier to remain afloat during slow times.
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My wife is trying her hardest to keep the economies of Annapolis and St. Michaels afloat. Her motto seems to be - leave no retailer un-shopped
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i liked downtown the old way.

you could pull down , raft up if needed , market house had fresh oysters, clams , beer
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My wife is trying her hardest to keep the economies of Annapolis and St. Michaels afloat. Her motto seems to be - leave no retailer un-shopped
As long as she supports your fishing habit.... go with it.
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Originally Posted by bigjimmie View Post
i liked downtown the old way.

you could pull down , raft up if needed , market house had fresh oysters, clams , beer
I miss the old Market House
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They have re-done the Market House. Not the same as the old days, but not bad at all.

Anyone know what is going in the old Fawcett building ? Annapolis Whalertown was remodeling the old building and then suddenly stopped and the building was torn down. a new building is going up
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
They have re-done the Market House. Not the same as the old days, but not bad at all.

Anyone know what is going in the old Fawcett building ? Annapolis Whalertown was remodeling the old building and then suddenly stopped and the building was torn down. a new building is going up
I haven't been in there, will check it out. Took Mom out for lunch at the Iron Rooster a couple weeks back, which is right across the street.
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That’s another building that was completely rebuilt (except for the façade). Must have been millions. The first restaurant there was gone in a year
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I remember going with my Mother when she was on jury duty for a few weeks and spending the days walking around downtown and blowing my lawn mowing money eating oysters at the market!
Fast forward to being First Officer on the Sequoia and having the boat tied up at the end of Ego Alley the entire late summer and fall. Armadillos, Mums, McGarveys (25 cent oysters!), Marmadukes. We were there so long I actually had a job working the door at night at Mums...
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I remember going with my Mother when she was on jury duty for a few weeks and spending the days walking around downtown and blowing my lawn mowing money eating oysters at the market!
Fast forward to being First Officer on the Sequoia and having the boat tied up at the end of Ego Alley the entire late summer and fall. Armadillos, Mums, McGarveys (25 cent oysters!), Marmadukes. We were there so long I actually had a job working the door at night at Mums...
We take so much for granted but having traveled extensively worldwide and lived in different countries throughout my career, I would never want to live anywhere else but this region. Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the Kent Island Bridge and looking at all there is around us never gets old. I'll soon be out there surf-fishing on the Atlantic beachfront, was billfishing, tuna and Mahi fishing out there this summer. Crabbing last week. Rocktober around the corner. Oyster festivals. Goose. Keep Manhattan and L.A., I'm a Marylander.
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