Among our historic preservation projects are significant buildings from three centuries of American architecture:  McDowell Hall, built in 1744 at St. John’s College; the Frederick Douglass Summer Home, built by his son in 1895; and Paul Mellon Hall, designed by Richard Neutra in 1959.

Additional projects include preserving historical significance in residences. Originally built in 1907, the Holly Beach Farm Mansion was renovated in 1994 with new infrastructure and interior organization for modern family life. In 1992, Bohl received an award for outstanding restoration efforts for their work on the B&A Trail Ranger house.


Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission

Bohl Architects has successfully represented clients in front of the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission to achieve designs that not only satisfy the clients’ goals and desires, but also receive the approval of the Commission and community groups.

For 7 State Circle, a commercial project fronting Main Street and State Circle replacing buildings destroyed by fire, Bohl Architects successfully worked with the Commission and community groups to create a design that is highly praised by all. The design received unanimous approval from the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission. Bohl Architects did extensive research in the preparation of the report presented at the Commission meeting; it explains the design in context with the existing architecture of Annapolis and presents an extensive review of Annapolis’ historic architecture.


Annapolis Architecture Guide

Bohl Architects principal, Chip Bohl, is the author of a series of articles on the architectural history of Annapolis, Maryland. Read more about Annapolis Architecture and download walking tours on our website, AnnapolisArchitectureGuide.com.


Traditional Homes

Our designs of traditional homes reflect an extensive knowledge of architectural history. Our background in historic preservation has given us unique insight into the traditional home. We have restored the 1742 brick mansion of the Colonial Governor of Maryland. We have restored the summer home of Frederick Douglass, built in 1895 on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. We know how and why the traditional home was designed, and the great variety of forms it has taken over the years.

Shingle Style, Arts and Crafts, Colonial Georgian, Classical Revival, Spanish Mediterranean, and Tidewater Cottage are all images of the traditional home that have a place in the history of architecture, and the architecture of today.


Robert W. Evans Mansion

The restoration of the 1887 Robert W. Evans Mansion in Hudson, New York will include a new office location for Bohl Architects.

 

Robert W. Evans Mansion

The restoration of the 1887 Robert W. Evans Mansion in Hudson, New York will include a new office location for Bohl Architects.

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Mellon Hall

Mellon Hall

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McDowell Hall

McDowell Hall

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Frederick Douglass House

Frederick Douglass House

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B&A Trail Ranger Station

B&A Trail Ranger Station description

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Annapolis Colonial

This 1908 center hall colonial home overlooking the Severn River was completely renovated. A new riverside porch was designed to reflect the original Chippendale design. The Living Room and Dining Room each received new projecting bay French doors to access the porch. New interior and exterior woodwork carefully elevate the quality of the original home.

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Holly Beach Farm

Bohl Architects created a master plan for the restoration and modernization of the building. Renovations included the installation of new infrastructure and interior spacial organization for modern family life.

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