Arundel History

November 26, 2006

A century ago, downtown real estate deals were news as much as they are today.

In November 1906, a compromise between church and state was struck on the future of Compromise Street.

According to reports, the city of Annapolis filed for the condemnation of the waterfront property along Compromise Street with Justice of the Peace Charles G. Feldmeyer.

Annapolis sought to secure the property title to extend the street to the bridge spanning Spa Creek to Eastport. The property was owned by the Redemptorist Fathers of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

"City authorities and the Fathers have practically agreed upon the price the city is to pay for the property," the report said, but the sum was not published.

[Source: Paul McCardell, Sun library researcher]

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