Chase Home Inc.
The mission of the Chase Home board of trustees is to carry out the legacy of the last private owner of the Chase Home, Hester Chase Ridout. In 1886, she laid out in her will that she wanted to establish and endow with her wealth a safe haven where elderly 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 historically important eighteenth- century mansion in which it is housed. The Chase Home is a unique among the many historic homes of Annapolis, in that it has always been a self-sustaining historic landmark.
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 1V 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.
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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.
The home was left in a will to Hester Anne Chase Rideout, A decendent of Samuel Chase.
Rideout placed the home in her will in 1886 establishing the house as a women’s refuge.
Since 1886, the Colonial splendor of Annapolis’ Chase-Lloyd house has endured as a refuge for women, some with nowhere else to live. Mostly, they’re widows with grown children — Navy wives, traditionally. Some came from California, Tennessee, and Texas.