The centerpiece of Historic Annapolis, City Dock, has landed on a list that nobody wants to be on: America’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places. Story from Chesapeake Bay magazine.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation compiles the annual list to “spotlight important examples of our nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.”
Annapolis was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1965, and since then has not seen radical structural change to the waterfront.
But a proposal by Mayor Gavin Buckley would rezone portions of the historic district for a mixed-use development. It would include a hotel that some believe would block downtown water views and cut off Historic Annapolis from its waterfront. Historians also raise concerns about stressing fragile foundations and ancient masonry. Read More