Chase–Lloyd House

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The Chase–Lloyd House was almost home to one of Maryland's signers of the Declaration of Independence. One of the first 3-story Georgian mansions built in the American Colonies, it is located at 22 Maryland Avenue between the Maryland State House and the United Sates Naval Academy.


Samuel Chase began construction on the house in 1769, but couldn't afford to complete it. He sold the unfinished property to Edward Lloyd IV in 1771 and went on to serve in the Continental Congress, signing his name to the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

The Lloyd Family

Edward Lloyd IV also served in the Continental Congress. His son, Edward, became Governor of Maryland and a U.S. Senator. His daughter Polly fell in love with a young graduate of St. John's College named Francis Scott Key. They were married in the Chase-Lloyd house on January 1, 1802.

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