Whitehall

Off St. Margaret's Rd., Annapolis, Maryland

Photos 

Whitehall

10. Historic American Buildings Survey E.H. Pickering, Photographer December 1936 WATER SIDE BUILT BY GOV. SHARP ABOUT 1765.

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Description 

Constructed in 1765 for Horatio Sharpe, Governor of Maryland, Whitehall is one of America's foremost Georgian structures. Hugh Morrison called it "one of the most interesting and important houses of the eighteenth century." Overlooking the Chesapeake and enhanced on the landside by a series of ha-ha's, Whitehall has a giant two story pedimented entrance portico supported by four fluted columns with Corinthian capitals. The design of the rich architectural detail has been attributed to the young William Buckland. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MD-294)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000387
Architectural style
Georgian
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant years
1764; 1769
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1