Actually, I love love love history and so any chance to take a slow walk around and look at architecture up close, imagining how it looked when first built, is good for me. I saw details on this trip I missed other times we walked.
This house with it's cool front porch is directly across from one gate of the Naval academy
I imagine those skinny front doors being used by a woman in a big skirt... yikes. She must have had to compress to pass through.
What time period would the letter slot have been? Not 1700's when the building was originally built.
More likely in the early days of the city a door knocker would have been all the rage!
Maybe not this one but is sure was cute! Obviously new. Which brings me to wanting a book showing how a city grows...
Maybe for real fireworks, in the form of weapons.
The fact is, people like me walked the same sidewalks 300 + years ago. People shopping for groceries, getting haircuts, going to work, etc.
In Annapolis there are homes right next to each other, built a hundred years apart. I want to find the book that shows the changes that occurred say every 20 years. To see when they filled in with another home, how it looked until they did.
Anyone know what this is? I think it might be an early washing machine... An effort to make life easier for the women of the time. Labor saving don't you know... so they could have a bit more time to quilt.
Please tell me what you know of this machine.