Orlando Ridout V
Upton Scott House
4, , Shipwright Street, , Annapolis, , Anne Arundel County
This rectangular brick house stands 2 ½ stories over a basement. The front and rear walls are in all header bond, as are the chimneys. The ends are laid in Flemish bond. The house has a truncated hipped roof with gabled dormers, massive central chimneys, and a projecting front center 3-bay pedimented pavilion with a frontispiece entrance and tympanum lunette. The end walls have only two bays each. Crowning the house is a shallow deck-on-hip roof pierced by two massive interior chimneys with corbeled caps. Surrounding the base of the roof is a wooden entablature with a frieze of enriched consoles between which are paneled metopes. There is a rubbed brick belt course, and the windows are all topped with rubbed and gauged flat arches. All the windows are surrounded by architrave moldings. The door on the garden (rear) side is sheltered by a small Doric pedimented porch supported on two columns. The street door is framed by a pedimented frontispiece corresponding closely in form and detail to the porch. Both these entrances retain their original stone steps. The interior is lavish, and the house has sustained only minor alterations in the 20th century. Restoration was in progress at the time of nomination in the 1970s.
This house is an outstanding example of the transitional Georgian style. It was built for Dr. Upton Scott, the personal physician to the Maryland Royal Governor.