Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA
Significance: The Lloyd House, of late Georgian style and formal in composition is recognized as one of Alexandria's great mansions. This building is noteworthy as the full development of the town house with center hall and a pair of rooms on either side. Its doorway is considered one of the finest of the celebrated examples in town. The Lloyd House exhibits other refinements in its modillion and dentilled cornice, moulded sills, balusters in basement windows, arched dormers, and Aquia stone trim. The roof is gables with tall paired inside end chimneys. There is a pent across the north end similar to that in the Edmund J. Lee House, City Tavern and other notable local buildings. A late nineteenth century map of Alexandria indicates there was an ell at one time along Queen Street. Interior treatment does not approach promise of exterior. There is a good stairway and some original trim including the hall dado. Original mantels have disappeared. Combination of plaster and wood cornices calls for further study as does also the hetrogeneous assortment of hardware. The inside treatment of the arched doorway with its "Sheraton-type" reeding is indicative of the pivotal dating of the building (i.e. its proximity to 1800). Another clue is the absence of any watertable.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-138
Survey number: HABS VA-582
Building/structure dates: 1796 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000928