Annapolis, MD: Midshipman in Arcade
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A midshipman at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis strides across an arcade that connects Dahlgren Hall with Bancroft Hall.
Bancroft Hall is the home for the entire Brigade of 4,000 midshipmen, and is in fact the largest single dormitory building in the world.
Dahlgren and Bancroft are two of several buildings, all designed by Ernest Flagg, that form the heart of the Naval Academy campus, or as they call it, "the Yard." These imposing buildings comprised a major expansion of the Academy in the early 1900′s.
Flagg was one of the preeminent American practitioners of the Beaux-Arts style, and his commissions included the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC and the Singer Building in New York City. His designs are what gives the central core of the Yard its neoclassical atmosphere (contrast this to the Gothic architecture of West Point.)