This striking house built for Charles Zimmerman, U.S. Naval Academy Bandmaster and Choir Director from 1887-1916, is one of the few Annapolis buildings constructed in the Queen Anne style. With its varied rooflines and gables, conical turret, fishscale shingles, ornate spindlework, and other rich exterior details, it might appear to be a one-of-a-kind house, but actually it was built according to a plan from a mail-order house catalog. Zimmerman selected design No. 37 from an 1891 catalog published by Knoxville, Tennessee architect George Franklin Barber.