A treasury through time: the Old Treasury Building in Annapolis

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While the Maryland State House receives much attention for its historical significance, another contender for the title of “oldest building in Annapolis” stands nearby: the Old Treasury Building. It’s been used for many purposes over the centuries and has undergone architectural changes. Constructed in 1735-36, this brick structure served as a treasury for the colony, safeguarding its finances.

Holding historical significance beyond its function, the Old Treasury Building represents a vital link between Annapolis and its predecessor capital, St. Mary’s City. Today, the building undergoes restoration, preparing to reopen to the public and offer exhibits showcasing Maryland’s 17th century history.

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