The Chase Home gets its name from its first owner, Samuel Chase, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence for Maryland and Supreme Court justice. The Chase Home is also known as the Chase-Lloyd House for the wealthy plantation-owning Lloyd family who lived here for generations after Edward Lloyd IV bought the half finished home from Samuel Chase. While still operating as an independent living facility for elderly woman today, the house also exists as a monument to Georgian architecture and an important part of American history.
The Chase Home is a unique among the many historic homes of Annapolis, in that it has always been a self-sustaining National Historic Landmark.
The mission of the Chase Home is to carry on the legacy of Hester Chase Ridout by her will executed in 1886, to provide a haven where women "may find a retreat from the vicissitudes of life". Chase Home strives to accomplish this mission while maintaining the material fabric and artifacts of the beautiful eighteenth- century mansion in which it is housed.
For more than 130 years, the Chase Home has been operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to provide an independent living facility for women at the historic Chase Lloyd House. The home is currently closed to residents for restoration and repair of the National Historic Landmark.
The Chase Home relies on donations to help fund operating costs associated with housing our residents, including renovations to preserve the historic home.. Donations may be made to Chase Home Inc., and mailed to: Chase Home Inc., 22 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.