State Circle & Maryland Ave.

State Circle & Maryland Ave. (HM25SE)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.764', W 76° 29.407'

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A historic perspective


State Circle & Maryland Ave.
a historic perspective


1849
The Sons of Temperance buy the vacant corner lot.

1853
Temperance Hall is erected, the present two-story brick building.

1891
A grocery store and a market share the 1st floor.
The Sons of Temperance occupy the 2nd floor meeting hall.

1895
The YMCA purchases the building and property for $4,000 and moves into the 2nd floor meeting hall.

1897
The building is occupied by the YMCA, a market, a grocery store, a plumbing business, and a stonecutter who operates from sheds built on the rear half of the lot.

1917
The owner of the plumbing business, Charles A. Howard, purchases the entire property for $8,300 at public auction.

1921
A tailor shop replaces the grocery store and a photography studio opens on the 2nd floor.

1926
A naval uniform and a haberdashery (a men's clothing store) takes over the tailor shop. The tailor remains as shop manager and hires a 19 year old apprentice salesclerk, Richard M. Johnson.

1935
Richard M. Johnson (an employee) buys the building and property at public auction for $16,825, becoming his employers landlord.

1952



to Present

Richard M. Johnson (1907-1989) establishes his own naval uniform and menswear store: Johnson's.
The family operated business closes in 2008.

At present the Johnson's Building offers retail and office suites, and continues to be locally owned and maintained for the future by the Johnson/Held family.

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HM NumberHM25SE
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Placed ByJohnson/Held Family
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Date Added Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 370927 N 4315546
Decimal Degrees38.97940000, -76.49011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.764', W 76° 29.407'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 45.84" N, 76° 29' 24.42" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 68 State Cir, Annapolis MD 21401, US
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