Francis Scott Key's Law Office

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Art Anderson on July 14, 2009

The small white building dates to the early 19th Century and was the law offices of Francis Scott Key and his brother-in-law Roger Brooke Taney. Key wrote the lyrics for National Anthem of the United States while witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British during the War of 1812. His brother-in-law Taney would later serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court beginning in 1936. The Frederick Court House is across the street from these offices. This is just a little of the history of my neighborhood. Best regards. -Art

VFedele on July 14, 2009

Very very beautiful shot. YS.

Art Anderson on July 14, 2009

Thanks for the superlatives, Vince. I often take shots like these for granted because I see them every day while walking to Market street. My home is about a half block to the left from where this street ends at the middle of the left border of the shot. Thanks also for the YS my friend. Best regards. -Art

Puna on July 31, 2009

Hello Art NICE SHOT thanks for the info.

Theolfa on August 1, 2009

I like the way you deliberately missed out the near side of the street, Art, but left the oldfashioned lampost to give the contrast between close up and distance, but leaving the focus on that lovely little white building. Got my vote! Theolfa

Art Anderson on August 1, 2009

Theolfa and Puna, Thank you both for these nice comments and your vote.

Theolfa, The building across the street from these historic law offices is a late 19th century Court House, which replaced the original 18th century court house in which Taney and Key tried cases. The victorian court house would have dwarfed the object of my photo as you correctly surmised. Best regards. -Art

valiju on August 18, 2009


Art Anderson on August 18, 2009

Thanks for voting, valiju. Best regards. -Art

乾龍 on August 19, 2009

VOTED Beautiful shot

Art Anderson on August 19, 2009

Thank you for voting, 乾龍. Best regards. -Art

jeff_msn123 on August 22, 2009

Voted. Nice white house

Cheers, Jeff

Art Anderson on August 22, 2009

Jeff Thanks for voting for my photo of the historic law offices of an early Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and his brother in law, Francis Scott Key who wrote the lyrics to our National Anthem. Best regards. -Art

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