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Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
06:01 PM ET (US)
Regardind obituaries in class columns. A decision was made to not list classmates obits in the class column and use only Shipmates Last Call Column and Obituaries listings. The Web Site is used for listing Obits The objective to keep our class column focused the positve side of life,. If some one reviews old Shipmates you will discover the older class column were overfilled with death nortification and nothing much. The column could use some input from classmates regarding cheerful positive - photo of classmate together is good copy. positive The Web sitehas some abilityvto handle words. There is a word limit on class/chapter columns (including size of photo submitted). Shipmate obit strict word limit is 400 words.
Edited 10-21-2019 06:04 PM
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
05:48 PM ET (US)
Pete; from my Shipmate copy last page;
Alumni Assn Numbers to call ;
Main 410 295-4000
Fax 410-295-4003
address updates & correction 410-295-4000
Bob Gibson 20
04:08 PM ET (US)
Will, you are doing a great job. Without you, we would be at a loss as to what happens to our classmates. And that is the problem with our interface with Shipmate. When one of our people dies, a star remembrance should be entered on our column in Shipmate. I often look for my firstee or plebe helper on other classes to see if they were still with us. Any time that Will has something important to say (and he does that a lot) it should be transcribed to our spot in the Shipmate. We should never have an empty space on our portion of Shipmate. We are not from the Class of 1934!!!!
Pete Easton 9th
03:03 PM ET (US)
Ed - what is the telephone # to call at Shipmate to get me on the mailing list again - or email address?
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
03:05 PM ET (US)
Great obit on Charlie McLean. He in retiremen supported the Class with his time and early
summer class picnics at his place. I missed them but i made it to a couple after them at Frddie Francos, and it was a wonderful gathering reunion of those who lived in the area
I recall Tony Correnti flew in from California. Also Sandy and I had our small dog Twinkie and had to undergo kidding by Ned Shuman and others aka how dog was a delicacy to Vietnamese and could substitute for those not enjoying the local steamed
Chesapeake blue crabs. Fond memories of great classmates and time that will ever retain.
Edited 10-20-2019 03:06 PM
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
02:38 PM ET (US)
Click the link below to view the Class Column Header.

Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
12:04 PM ET (US)
Any classmate wishes to input something for Shipmates class '54 column please note the info on the class colum header (in small print) and for those who have to squint it is repeated here: '54 Pres CAPT George V. Zeberlein, USN(Ret) p.410-570-3233, egvzeberlein@gmail.com
Exec VP MGen William W. Hoover USAF(Ret) 757-221-0921, e: Hoovsf8@ aol.com
Acting Sec'y: Mr. Phillip N. Livingstone 718 Appomattox Rd. W. Davidsonville MD 21035 -1909; p: 443-607-8666.
e; livingstonp1@verizon.net
 Sec'y; LtCol Edward C. Tipshus USMC(Ret) 8315 Fairway Dr. Worthington Hills Columbus OH 43235 -1148 p.614-846-770; e: ed@tipshus.com
Edited 10-20-2019 12:05 PM
Will Croom
05:48 AM ET (US)

ANNAPOLIS, MD—A-nine minute span between the first and second quarter doomed the South Florida Bulls at Navy as they fell 35-3 inside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.

Navy (5-1) quarterback Malcolm Perry scored from 67-yards out on a broken play with 3:56 remaining in the first quarter. On the first play of the second quarter, Navy fullback James Crothers scored from 58 yards out on just his eighth career carry. Then, four minutes later, slot back C.J. Williams found senior O.J. Davis wide open for a 23-yard touchdown to give Navy a 21-0 lead in the second quarter.

USF’s offense could not get going with redshirt freshman quarterback Jordan McCloud completing 9-of-16 passes for 34 yards in the first half. The Plant graduate has been nursing multiple injuries over the last few weeks and it showed early and often.

Perry finished the day with 188 yards on 22 carries, including two touchdowns on broken pass plays. Navy rushed for 434 yards as a team.

The Bulls (3-4) gained 264 yards, led by running back Jordan Cronkrite’s 76 yards on 17 carries. To add insult to injury, the Bulls attempted, and missed the saddest field goal of the season from the Navy 16-yard line.

Navy added two more scores in the fourth quarter to turn the game into a blow out.
Will Croom
05:35 AM ET (US)
I received a call from Ed last night at 2130 and he informed me that he did not want a "middle man" involved with the Class Column in Shipmate.

As a result I will not provide the email service I proposed in my previous post.

I will continue to provide the Class Web Site.
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
09:00 PM ET (US)
Bob, there seeems to be some misunderstanding here. While acting as Secretary and doing the class column in Shipmatr, I never thought
I was a
'horses mouth" for the Alumni Association. I don't think Phil Livingston thinks he is only a spokesman for the Association. The Chapters also put things in their column pertaing to their readers
(members) for their interest. As Alumni usually read other columns and find them interesting.
I had received some nice comments on the 54 class column from other non-54 class alumni. Your commen about lack of utilization of space was also noted by others. Why dont you send Phil something about your life in New Mexico to help fill in the space. Maybe how the desert air helps keeps away the old age ache and pains of a 90 year old. Marine BTW I am going to join you at 90 in a couple of weeks .
Edited 10-19-2019 09:11 PM
Bob Gibson 20
06:54 PM ET (US)
I think that is wrong. Comments by us should be sent through our system--not straight to the USNA horses mouth. If there is a problem with the manuscript, it should be rectified by our class representative.
Ed tipshus 2nd Co. tip
05:01 PM ET (US)
Bob, Lame excuse. Regarding not knowing how to send in something for the Shipmate Class Column. Our Class column in Shipmate has a header that list the position name, address Email ID of Phil Livingstone and me as do ALL the Class column listed. Its small print but we are the stage of our life we know how to read small print.
Will Croom
10:03 AM ET (US)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy finally put an end to a lengthy drought, earning its first road victory in more than two years with a win at Tulsa last weekend. Off to a surprising 4-1 start following last season's 3-10 debacle, the Midshipmen will be seeking their first three-game winning streak since 2017 when they host South Florida in an American Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network. LINE: Navy -14.
Will Croom
06:38 AM ET (US)
Bob, I think you have discovered our problem and I'm going to try to solve it. I just set up a gmail account "1954Shipmate@gmail.com". I will forward anything at that address to Phil for entry in our class column. If class mates on this site give it a try and everything works I'll start using it and include the address in my class emails.

Let's give it a try.

We have to try something.
Edited 10-19-2019 07:46 AM
Bob Gibson 20
10:19 AM ET (US)
Why not use some of the comments on the log or forum for Shipmate? Certainly better than no comments on our last two Shipmates. Wouldn't know where to send my comments if I had any more than the three I have sent before.
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
01:14 PM ET (US)
Bob, Phil has been very busy with personal things as we all are. I assure you there will be plenty in forthcomg issues of Shipmate Phil had to suddenly attend his brothers funeral in Boston. Phil lives nearby Crabtown and attends football home games (tailgate) and local class 54 luncheons and dinners (Xmas 54 dinner) in the Club. One long lasting problem with doing the Class Column in Shipmate is input from classmates. How long has it been since you ever sent in something for it.
Bob Gibson 20
12:38 PM ET (US)
Obviously, no one has taken over our USNA class column!
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
05:08 PM ET (US)
As secretary to the class (Phil Livingston as Acting Sec'y has taken over preparing the Class Column in Shipmate)
Since our 50-60 th reunions I have been involved in maintaining data on ther class, and have kept some statistics inviolving the class classmates and USNA I have maintained a large data base on my MAC and I am available to ANY classmate OR children of a classmate to answer ANY question about the class '54. Just ASK: ed@tipshus.com - or here on the Log. (also, this covers some things about Annapolis.
Edited 10-16-2019 05:09 PM
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
08:58 PM ET (US)

PART SIX & END In 1965 Historic Annapolis acquired Carvel Hall for $125,000) with the assistance of state and local authorities. They had amassed $275,000 through fundraising for its purchase and renovation. The title was deeded from Historic Annapolis to the Maryland Historical Trust for $10. Carvel Hall was demolished, but the original part, the Paca House fronting Prince George Street, was retained and renovated while an extensive archeology dig was done simultaneously. The original Paca House with its original 5 front gables and walled gardens was restored to its former eighteenth century Georgian splendor. The restoration cost about $1,750,000. The William Paca House was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. The Paca House walled gardens were open to the public in 1973. The house was open to the public on the significant bi-centennial Declaration of Independence celebration on July 4, 1976, and the restoration of the Paca House was declared complete in June 1977.
     Bill Larned, the man responsible saving the original Paca house for posterity, and in the process building Carvel Hall, and who had won the U. S. Grand Slam men’s tennis singles finals in 1901, 1902, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, and 1911, later had a change of fortune. Although he won the US Men’s championship 7 times, (as did fellow tennis greats Richard Sears before him and Bill Tilden after him), his life of fame and success slowly faded. After he won his last Davis Cup in 1911, he was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis and could no longer play tennis. Then, he became partially paralyzed from spinal meningitis, and his health degraded. He was no longer able to enjoy the grand and active life he loved, and became depressed. Twenty years after he built and opened Carvel Hall, while Carvel Hall was in its grand glory, on the night of 16 December 1926, inside the exclusive Knickerbocker Club in New York City, in private chambers, 53-year old William Augustus Larned shot himself in his head with a .45 caliber pistol, and died.
The September 1982 Shipmate issue has a historical piece called “Ripples” From a Novel (Richard Carvel of Carvel Hall)” and is profuse with information on Carvel Hall and the William Paca House. The Author is Capt. John P. W. Vest USN(Ret). In it, he states that Ambassador to France General Horace Porter had read Churchill’s book which had John Paul Jones as one of its principle characters, and he become inspired to search for Jones’ grave in Paris. The search took 5 years and was done at Porters own expense. When John Paul Jones’ body was found and recovered, it was returned to the US on the USS Brooklyn by a US Naval Escort squadron. It was moved to the USNA with great ceremony and flourish with President Teddy Roosevelt as the principal speaker. His remains were placed in a temporary crypt across from the Chapel then under construction. Congress reimbursed Porter for his expenses. Porter then donated the money toward the building of the Naval Academy Chapel. Upon his return to America, Horace Porter pressed Congress for the construction of a crypt under the chapel at the Naval Academy, in which the body of John Paul Jones should rest. In 1913 his coffin was finally placed in an ornate sepulcher beneath the chapel at Annapolis. Under it is the beautiful and solemn Sarcophagus of John Paul Jones.
I have fond memories of the early ‘50s, and the many times I attended a Carvel Hall Saturday afternoon “Tea Fight” in the small ballroom to the right, or had a coke or sundae in their small fountain cafe to the left. I lived in the First Wing of Bancroft Hall, and Gate Two was my usual exit from the yard to Annapolis after I became a 2/C midshipman; Gate 2 was a 2/C rate. I used Carvel Hall’s main hallway as a shortcut to town from Gate Two. I went up its sidewalk, into the ground floor front entrance, and through the hotel proper. There were some steps to climb up as you entered the old Paca House part and its first floor reception and then exit the door and step down a long series of steep steps to Prince George Street.
ed tipshus 2nd Co. tip
08:51 PM ET (US)

PART FIVE (By 1949, Annapolis had other small hotels, many bed and breakfast inns, and many more available drag houses. All competed with Carvel Hall. By the late 50s Carvel Hotel showed signs of old age and obsolescence. It never had an elevator. It still had 200 rooms, but believe it or not, only 20 had bathrooms. The common definition a bathroom at the time is a room containing a bathtub or a shower.
       In 1956, as a First Lieutenant of Marines returning from a year in Japan and on my way to a new duty station, I stayed at Carvel Hall for homecoming weekend 28-30 September. The room I had was clean and comfortable. I recall the top floor was no longer available because of some habitation or structural reason. I do not remember if my room had a bathroom or one was available down the hall (as we had in Bancroft Hall – where there was a shower and sink in our rooms but no toilet facilities). By now Carvel Hall had again changed ownership a few times, just as the Paca House did a century earlier. The out-of-town owners, who had allowed it to decay from poor maintenance, offered it for sale. In 1960 in a surprise move, the Naval Academy Athletic Association purchased Carvel Hall. Its run-down condition had caused the owners to quickly dispose of it. The objective of the purchase was to renovate it and provide a first class hotel for the benefit of the Naval Academy, similar as the Thayer Hotel at West Point (which continues to this day to be a superb 149 room hotel at West Point). It was to operate as a separate corporation named Carvel Hall, Inc., and be managed by the same hotel management group that struggled to do so under the previous owners. Extensive renovations were to be undertaken, and the hotel was to be restored to its old grandeur, with better parking and other improvements. These objectives were never achieved. Attempts were made to rent out rooms and space; however, Carvel Hall was apparently too costly to operate, and maintenance and renovation costs were probably excessive. Shipmate issues from 1960 to 1965 contain scant information regarding Carvel Hall, Inc. Why the effort failed and how the Naval Academy Athletic Association (Carvel Hall, Inc.) was involved in the further sale or transfer of Carvel Hall is murky and requires further discovery. Shipmate issue June-July 1962 has the following: “Carvel Hall has available a few suites and private rooms for rental to retired personnel. If interested, write to Executive Manager, Cdr. L. W. LeForge, Jr. SC, USN(Ret) or call: CO 3-2361. (USNA Athletic Association Assn. is the stockholder and it is managed as Carvel Hall, Inc.).” Two years later the Shipmate June-July 1964 issue states: “The Naval Academy Athletic Association has sold Carvel Hall to Alpha Enterprises, Inc. of Annapolis, Md.” Apparently, the idea of having an accessible hotel in Annapolis similar to the Thayer Hotel at West Point was not feasible. It could be that the initial estimates for the cost of renovations were in gross error. Allegedly, there had been some rumored plans to turn it into a multistory office and rental complex, or a Best Western Motel. One wonders what the Naval Academy Athletic Association did pay for Carvel Hall, how much was spent in its rehabilitation effort, and, what was its selling price? It was probably a poor investment that generated a loss of money. One could speculate that is what occurred because of the lack of available information from the Athletic Association. After all, no one likes to tout bad business decisions or failures. 610
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
08:46 PM ET (US)

PART FOUR Carvel Hall opened in 1904. As announced in the Annapolis Evening Capital of December 1904. Carvel Hall initially had 120 rooms, and was the most elegant and expensive hotel in Annapolis. For the next 50 years it was the social center of a growing Annapolis and the “new” Naval Academy. Another floor was probably added in the late 1930s when 80 more rooms were constructed to provide a total of 200 rooms for Carvel Hall. This would have occurred after a large. Fire on 21 November 1937 gutted one top floor wing and caused $50,000 damage ($891,000 in 2019 dollars). The old William Paca House section was not involved. Our own Boxing Coach from 1950 – 54, Associate Professor H. M. “Spike” Webb who retired when we graduated in 1954, lived there, and lost his 1920, 1924, and 1932 Olympics Boxing trophies that he won as Coach of the American Boxing Teams. About 100 other mostly Navy officer guests and wives were also safely evacuated, but lost much of their clothing and belongings. It took two hours for, fire departments from six towns, and the midshipmen fire brigade, sailors, and Marines to get the fire under control. Only two firemen had smoke inhalation injuries, and they were treated at the local Hospital. After a closure and a seven-month reconstruction, Carvel Hall reopened and featured an entire new wing with 80 added rooms and many new guest rooms and suites. There was a new Bar, a new Ballroom, a new Sun Parlor, and an open air Terrace. The 3 upper floors of Carvel Hall were on either side of the center entrance, which had the open air Terrace over the center entrance for some distance, before the floors rose and abutted the Paca building. Another small fire in 1951 occurred in the kitchen, but there was no permanent damage, and repairs were quickly made.
In the 1920s and 30s, Hollywood also showcased the Naval Academy, Carvel Hall and Annapolis. Four movies were made about Midshipmen and the Navy; “The Midshipman” (1925 - silent), “Shipmates Forever” (1935), “Navy Blue and Gold” (1937), and “Annapolis Salute” (1937). The films include some scenes filmed at Carvel Hall and/or in the Naval Academy. From the December 1969 issue of Shipmate comes the following: “A recent TV rerun of a 1937 movie “Annapolis Salute” included a scene where Marcellus Hall, who was an institution at old Carvel Hall, had a scene with movie star Van Heflin posing as a Midshipman, and Marcellus as a Carvel Hall employee, which he really was. In the back stairway scene, Van Heflin, the midshipman hero, is interrupted on his way up by Marcellus in his hotel uniform: ”Sir,” he said, “midshipmen are not allowed above the first floor.” “I know that,” Heflin answers, ”but I have to go up anyway.” Reminded of the incident the other day, Marcellus said the scene was shot several times, to get the right inflection in the midshipman’s voice. After the scene was shot, Heflin complimented Marcellus on the way he spoke his lines. Marcellus commented, “I didn’t tell him that I had no problem because I had been saying the same line in real life for 25 years.”
Marcellus G. Hall, as much a tradition of Annapolis as the once Carvel Hall which he served for 51 years, died in Anne Arundel General Hospital on 12 December 1971 at age 77 following a brief illness. Gov. Tawes in 1963 officially named Marcellus the “Admiral of the Chesapeake”, Marcellus started working at Carvel Hall as a bellboy in 1912. His warm personality and gentle manner made him well known and dear to all he encountered. After he retired from Carvel Hall (which was demolished in 1965) he acted as a guide for Annapolis walking tours. He was featured in a television documentary in the late Sixties entitled “Marcellus Takes a Walk.” A graduate of Rhode Castle School in Virginia, he served as a sergeant in the Army. In 1965, Marcellus was selected to receive the Maryland Travel Council’s first Service Meritorious Award and was named an honorary member of the council. Marcellus had been designated as Vice Chairman of the Annapolis Historic District Commission. He was survived by his widow, Sarah; a daughter, Mrs. Jeannette Title; four grandchildren; and a host of friends, Navy and civilian, whose lives he touched.
From the early days of Carvel Hall, rules prohibited Midshipmen from visiting guest rooms un-chaperoned. It was considered quite improper because midshipmen’s drags for hops* and formal balls were usually hotel guests. Many were ladies from fine Women’s colleges where the highest levels of social propriety and grace were part of their curriculum (as was an appropriate gentlemanly culture found at the Naval academy). For 1938 standards (emerging from the Great Depression), the hotel was considered “POSH” and very expensive. A one-night stay at a private home was $1. A Carvel Hall room was five times that with bathroom ($2.50 for one without). Rooms were available with or without meals. Carvel Hall dining was also expensive: breakfast was about 50 cents, $1.00 for lunch, $1.25 for dinner, and a special on Sunday dinner was $1.50. One could guess a dollar in the great depression would be now worth more than twenty dollars.
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
08:42 PM ET (US)

PART THREE The hotel was named Carvel Hall after a famous fictitious character named “Richard Carvel,” and his ancestral home. He was the popular character in an exceptionally successful historical novel, which ran to 8 volumes. It was first published in 1899, and sold over two million copies. This is a staggering number considering the US population then was 76 million. The historical plot follows the memoirs of an eighteenth century gentleman during our American revolutionary era. The memoirs include real historical events and individuals; to include George Washington, Horace Walpole, Lord Baltimore, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, and John Paul Jones. Major venues were in and around Annapolis, and London. The highly successful American author, Winston Churchill (10 November 1871 – 1 March 1947), was a Naval Academy graduate, Class of 1894. After graduating on 8 June as one of 47 Naval Cadets, he became an editor of the Army and Navy Journal. He then resigned from the Navy and his position 102 days later on 17 September. They could do that then, as graduated Naval Cadets did not become Ensigns following two years of active duty. In 1895, Churchill was managing editor of the Cosmopolitan Magazine, but within a year he resigned to have more time for writing. He became a paying guest and lived in the old William Paca House when he wrote his best seller, “Richard Carvel.” The Carvel series made him very wealthy. Although his success was greatest as a novelist, he also was a published poet, essayist, and watercolor painter. Winston Churchill had some early correspondence with the British Winston Spencer Churchill, who was then just a budding writer, and later, a prolific author, statesman, and highly effective leader while Prime Minister during World War Two. The British Winston proposed that he would sign his authorship as Winston S. Churchill. Our US Winston agreed and replied he could not do the same, as he unfortunately lacked a middle name. Our Winston passed away at age 75 in 1947.
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
08:38 PM ET (US)

       Wealthy New York City socialite William Larned (30 Dec 1872 – 16 Dec 1926) of Summit, New Jersey, was a very successful tennis star who had won 7 U. S. Men’s Singles Championships, and who also competed twice at Wimbledon. Learned had studied mechanical engineering at Cornell, and had been a member of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders during the Spanish American War. Larned was a friend of fellow New York City socialite Ernest Flagg (6 Feb 1857 – 10 Apr 1947). Flagg was a highly successful and renowned Beaux Arts architect. At the start of the Twentieth Century Flagg was responsible for a major and significant construction project; the design and erection of the new buildings and yard of the U. S. Naval Academy. Learned, alert and enterprising, recognized an immediate business opportunity in the need of a large hotel next to the growing U. S. Naval Academy, which was being enlarged and rebuilt close to King George Street. So in 1901 Larned, along with associates, purchased the now somewhat degraded William Paca House and lot so they could build on its site a grand hotel, and reap the financial benefits.
A four-floor hotel was constructed and combined with the renovated 2 1/2-story Paca house, which was attached to the new construction. It provided a lobby and some rooms. The Paca house’s original five top front gables facing Prince George street were reduced to three. The Paca House Prince George Street entrance then became an alternate entrance. The walled gardens in the rear were filled and leveled to provide for more building space, some parking, and a new setback main entrance facing King George Street. Some Naval Academy excess construction fill-dirt was conveniently available and used. A U-shaped driveway from and to King George Street was constructed. Inside the U of the driveway a straight, long, wide, brick sidewalk was constructed with some park benches arrayed along the walk. The walk ran straight from the new Carvel Hall main entrance to King George Street, with Naval Academy Gate 2 nearby. Planted trees later provided an arbor over the walk and grounds. The King George Street main hotel entrance was under a white tetra-style portico, with the driveway running under and through the portico. supported by four columns. A large decorative, ornate light hung from the inside center of the portico. The name Carvel Hall in large black block letters was prominent on the white portico face. Beyond the portico and on each side atop the ground floor rose a three-floor structure in form of an inverted square-horseshoe. Above the entrance gallery in the gap of the inverted “U” was a roof garden used for summer dining and relaxation. On entering the front door, the ground floor had a small ballroom to the right (where USNA “Tea Fights” were held), and various shops. Further inside, a stairway rose to the next floor and the hotel lobby, which was also at the same level of the original first floor of the Paca House. Besides hotel accommodations, there was a Colonial Dining Room, an Old Annapolis Tap Room, a Ballroom, and a Fountain Room. Carvel Hall advertised that it was “Host to the Brigade.”
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
08:29 PM ET (US)
             The following tale is my digest and expansion to much other, previous hard work done by many researchers and authors in their accumulation of facts pertaining to the subject. It was prepared with liberal on-line extraction (sometimes verbatim) and extensive searches using the benefits of Wikipedia and Google entries, old USNA Alumni Association Shipmate Magazine issues, USNA Registers of Alumni, USNA Class Lucky Bags from the early 50s, picture post cards and my experiences and fading memory regarding Carvel Hall. Almost all the information was gathered via the Internet. . An excellent photograph of the King George Street entrance of Carvel Hall was discovered as an advertisement in the Class of 1954 Lucky Bag. It was much easier to amass online and digest the information compared to the old tedious method that involved digging through and searching and winnowing out information from old papers, books, newspaper morgues, and libraries. The names of these original researchers are too numerous to ascertain or even list, with the exception of a Navy Junior: Ginger M. DOYEL of Annapolis, who wrote an outstanding three-part history regarding the Pace House and Carvel Hall. I sincerely thank her and others for their early work. It is on their many sturdy shoulders that I stood to compile and write my tale. Part One Follows:
                  “A TALE OF TWO HOUSES ”
                         1765 – 1906 – 1965 - 1977
       William Pace, of early Colonial fame (31 Oct 1740 - 13 Oct 1799) was a prominent Annapolis lawyer who, with other leading citizen of Annapolis, established the Anne Arundel County (Annapolis) Revolutionary Sons of Liberty. He helped lead local resistance to the infamous Stamp Act, and Coercive Act, and was a delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. He also held three consecutive one-year terms as the third Governor of Maryland. He was Governor when George Washington resigned his command of the Continental Army to the Continental Congress on 23 December 1783, located then at our nation’s capitol, the State House in Annapolis, which still stands in continuous use to this day. In 1790 President Washington appointed Pace to a seat on the new U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland. William Pace served in that position until his death.
Earlier, between 1763 and 1765, Pace designed and erected a Georgian five-piece mansion on an elevated basement on two acres between King George Street and Prince George Street. It consisted of a 2 1/2-story central block brick structure, flanked by symmetrical 1 1/2 story pavilions that were connected to the central building by 1 1/2 story hyphens. The center interior had two rooms on either side of a central hall. With five front gables facing Prince George Street. This style or design was common for most large mansions at the time. In the rear of the house was a walled yard and garden with a small summerhouse. The rear wall abutted King George Street. William Paca sold his mansion in 1780 to Thomas Jenings, the Attorney General of Maryland. During the nineteenth century it changed ownership a few times, and eventually was used as a business site and rental property. It degraded during this period of multi-ownership and multi-use.
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co. tip
08:11 PM ET (US)

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