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Trip Advisor Centuries Old Charm Embracing Women in Need
Dec 11, 2014 by: ASUParent from Phoenix
The Chase-Lloyd House located at 22 Maryland Ave certainly has early American charm. Construction was accomplished by master woodworkers in the 1770s and much of the original building material remains after multiple restorations. The Chase-Lloyd House is one of several masterpieces from this time period funded by wealthy landowners of the time. This home was owned originally by Samuel Chase a signer of the Declaration of Independence and subsequently by the family of Edward Lloyd IV. It was used over the years as a governors mansion and where Francis Scott Key was married to Mary Tayloe Lloyd. Construction includes a wonderful self supporting stair case, and windows and molding requiring tremendous care and skill to build. Of note; this home was willed to future generations over 125 years ago to serve women who have suffered the "vicissitudes" of life. A polite way of saying women who were dumped by their husbands or were widowed and destitute. Spousal abuse is called out today and is unacceptable but during the time period of this endowment it was legal for a woman to be treated very poorly and even turned out of her home. Hester Chase Ridout the heiress of this home sought to help those women in Annapolis who were treated this way by bequeathing her home and her assets in perpetuity. Open for Tours: March - December, Monday through Saturday 2-4PM Other Historic Homes: Hammond-Harwood House & William Paca House and Garden

Trip Advisor Historic home though some furnishings unexplained
Jul 22, 2012 by: PalmTree49 from West Palm Beach, Florida
This home has a memorable staircase and an interesting history. Our guide didn't know the purpose of an urn with a faucet that was part of a sideboard[?]. it would have been nice to know what was the function of that piece.

Trip Advisor Lovely
Jun 06, 2012 by: Ann P from Mahwah
Beautiful building and grounds. Try and see this house when you visit.

Trip Advisor A Wonderful, Still Lived-in Historic House
Apr 28, 2012 by: jrepok from Easton, MD
The Chase-Lloyd House has some wonderful historic and architectural feature and is in fantastic shape--especially since the house has been lived-in to the present day. Visitors can only tour the first floor public rooms since the upper floors are occupied by elderly ladies. The house is well-worth visiting!

Trip Advisor Beautiful house and grounds
Dec 15, 2011 by: Jenny C from Annapolis, Maryland
The interior is beautiful with beautiful furniture. Outside is a wonderful rose garden. They will sell you seeds from their hyacinth bean vines. It would be great to see more historic mansions used as homes for nice old ladies and the like.

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