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Tour Was Good.......Tour Guide Was The Best!!!!!
Jan 07, 2015 by: LivinglifeinPA from Allentown, PA
This historic home was a few blocks from the B & B where we were staying. Our innkeepers said that it was worth a visit, but it was difficult to do, as they were only open for tours 2- 4 PM. We finally got lucky and went there on New Year's Eve Day.........and were greeted at the front door by an elderly woman. (We actually thought that she might be a resident there (this home was willed over a century ago to house elderly women "who had suffered vicissitudes of life".....women who have had "hard knocks" in life and now needed a home. The Chase Lloyd House is home to 9 lucky women.........and we thought that she might be one of them.) NO way was she a resident there, this 94 year-young lady told us! She was living in her own home and doing tours because she loved the home........and Annapolis. She took us on the tour of the lower level of the house.....actually related many personal facts about the home & holiday decorations (could be that she was friends with some of the residents living there). She had us open a Butler's Pantry table so that we could see what was inside of it and cranked the old phonograph so that we could listen to the tunes. She was a hoot...........totally made our tour one that we will never forget!
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
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.
Jun 06, 2012 by: Ann P from Mahwah
Beautiful building and grounds. Try and see this house when you visit.
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!
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