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Captain’s House

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c. 1725–1750. Bruffs Island Rd.

The “Captain’s House” is the oldest extant building at Wye. Once thought to be a seventeenth-century remnant, experts now believe it was constructed during the second quarter of the eighteenth century, most likely as a kitchen dependency for the original Lloyd house. The building later functioned as an overseer’s dwelling. Frederick Douglass, who was a slave of the Lloyd family’s plantation manager and overseer, lived in the small, one-story kitchen wing of the Captain’s House while enslaved at Wye in the mid-1820s.

Writing Credits

Author: 
James A. Jacobs
Coordinator: 
Lisa P. Davidson
Catherine C. Lavoie
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  • 1725

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James A. Jacobs, "Captain’s House", [Easton, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MD-01-041-0006-02.

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