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.
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