MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

ARCHITECTURE


[photo, State House (view from Chancery Lane, Annapolis, Maryland]
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  • Maryland architecture spans several centuries and reveals many styles.

    Opened in March 1779, the Maryland State House (shown here) in Annapolis is overseen by the State House Trust.

    State House (view from Chancery Lane), Annapolis, Maryland, 1998. Photo by James Hefelfinger (Hefelfinger Collection, MSA SC 1885-763-8, Maryland State Archives).


    [photo, State House doorway, State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland]

    In Maryland, the State Board of Architects regulates the practice of architecture (Code Business Occupations & Professions Article, secs. 3-101 through 3-702; Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 21).

    The State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects licenses and regulates landscape architects, and partnerships and corporations through which landscape architecture is practiced (Code Business Occupations & Professions Article, secs. 9-101 through 9-702).

    State House doorway, State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, May 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    [photo, Toll Gate House, 14302 National Highway (Rte. 40), LaVale, Maryland] The Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties lists all properties in the State that have been surveyed and recorded, It is maintained by the Division of Historical and Cultural Programs of the Department of Planning.

    Toll Gate House, a seven-sided structure, 14302 National Highway (Rte. 40), LaVale (Allegany County), Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    [photo, Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, Maryland] Modern buildings typically are found in Maryland cities, such as Baltimore, where the Brown Center graces the campus of the Maryland Institute College os Art.


    Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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