Continuing the story of the haunted Reynolds Tavern and 1747 Pub in Annapolis, MD today.
Margaret, Mary and William’s daughter, took over running the tavern after Mary’s death in 1785. Margaret’s husband, Major Alexander Truman, racked up quite a bit of debt, and they had to sell the property in 1788, just a few short years after Mary’s death. Over the years, the property became a private residence, offices, and a Farmers Bank. In 1936, local preservationists rescued it from being demolished and turned into a gas station. It was used as the Annapolis Public Library until the 1970s. It was finally bought and renovated back to its original portions, by the Historic Inns of Annapolis. Sightings of Mary have increased since the building’s renovation. Mary loved the building so much, that she occasionally still pops in to check on things. Mary’s stringent housekeeping standards still apply today, even after her death. If the staff sets tables that aren’t to her standards, they’ll find that they come back to see the silverware piled in the center of the table, as if Mary were telling them to do it again. Mary also doesn’t like foul language. If the staff curse too loud or frequently, they say that Mary will drop things on you, spill liquids on you, or move furniture into your path. Mary also doesn’t like rowdy customers. If a patron becomes too intoxicated, she will encourage them to go home by knocking a full drink into their laps. If that doesn’t work, she is said to wait until they use the restroom, where she then locks them in. Mary’s presence isn’t all bad or chiding though. Towards the Christmas holiday, Mary can be heard singing carrolls in the stairwells and top floor. She’s also been heard whistling cheerfully, or leaving out spices in the kitchen, as if encouraging them to be used in a recipe.
Stay creepy, friends!
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