Garden of the Paca House

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The Paca House and Gardens

Annapolis is a really lovely colonial town. It is full of historical buildings. We toured one that was built in 1763-1765 and owned by William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. (John was sad that it wasn’t owned by Al Paca.) In this picture is a view of the gardens and summer house. The dome in the background is from the chapel of the US Naval Academy. Before the house was restored, it had seen use as a hotel with a large addition in the back. Coincidentally, Peg had eaten at the hotel when she was on her 8th grade trip to Washington in 1958. It was chosen for the meal because it would allow the black students to eat there as well.

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