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100-0090 Lloyd House

Lloyd House
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VLR Listing Date 02/17/1976

NRHP Listing Date 07/12/1976

NPS property number 76002222

Its regular proportions, Flemish bond brickwork, and refined detailing make this Washington Street house one of Alexandria’s most admired and sophisticated statements of late Georgian architecture. It formal five-bay facade is accented by an elegant pedimented doorway with traceried lunette, a feature reserved for the city’s finest dwellings. John Wise, a local businessman, built the house ca. 1797 and sold it in 1810 to Jacob Hoffman, one of the city’s mayors. Local educator Benjamin Hallowell operated a school in the house from 1826 to 1828. In 1832 it was sold to John Lloyd, whose family owned it until 1918. The house was twice saved from threatened demolition by the Historic Alexandria Foundation. In 1968 it was acquired by the city for preservation and has since been restored for use by the Alexandria Library as a repository for special historical collections.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018