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United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland
County of Anne Arundel.
Maryland Avenue and Hanover Street
National Register Number: 66000386
Resource type: District.
Property type: Education - college.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
Established in Annapolis in 1845, the Naval Academy has played a pivotal role in American naval affairs, graduating career officers well versed in both military and academic studies throughout its history. In 1899, the navy commissioned New York architect Ernest Flagg to design a new academic complex, and the result is one of the country's finest expressions of monumental Beaux-Arts architecture. The domed chapel (1904-1908) rises 210 feet to the top of its lantern and, with the dome of the Maryland Statehouse, dominates the Annapolis skyline. John Paul Jones, "father of the American navy," is buried in the crypt.

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