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Maryland Statehouse

Annapolis, Maryland
County of Anne Arundel.
State Circle
National Register Number: 66000385
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government Building: State.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Statehouse.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Serving as the Nation's capitol from 1783-1784, the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War, was ratified here by the Continental Congress (1784) and George Washington officially resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief in this building. The Annapolis Convention met here (1786), from which grew the Convention to draw up the United States Constitution in Philadelphia. It is the oldest building in the Nation which remains in active use as a State government seat.

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