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Then and Now – 9 Beautiful Mansions That Were Saved

4) Chase-Lloyd House

This Georgian masterpiece dates from the late 1700s and has a storied past. Construction on the wonderful structure was begun by Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Sold to Edward Lloyd IV, the house was finally completed under his ownership. In 1888 the house became a home for elderly women and, amazingly, remains so to this day.

Postcard of Chase-Lloyd House in Annapolis, MD.

Early 1900s postcard of Chase-Lloyd House in Annapolis, MD. Via/ NYPL

Chase-Lloyd Mansion today.

Chase-Lloyd Mansion today. Via/ Wiki Commons

5) Goodwood Plantation

This 1840s antebellum plantation house has had a lot of owners and quite a few renovations. But, despite the changes, the Tallahassee mansion still retains its period charm and serves guests today as museum and visitor center.

Goodwood Plantation before renovation on left (1917) and after (1958), Tallahassee, FL.

Goodwood Plantation before renovation on left (1917) and after (1958), Tallahassee, FL. Via/ Flickr

Goodwood Plantation in Tallahassee, FL.

Goodwood today. Via/ Wiki Commons

6) Whittier Mansion

Built in 1896 by William Frank Whittier in San Fransisco, CA, this massive home boasted some of the finest furnishings of the day and reportedly survived the 1906 earthquake so well due to its steel framing. The house was passed on to his son, Billy, who in turn sold it to the German Reich sometime before 1941 for use as a consulate building. When the U.S. entered into Word War II, the mansion was seized by the Alien Property Custodian. After a series of owners, the mansion was purchased by the California Historical Society in 1956. Today, this building is a private residence. And, there are some who say this mansion is haunted.

The Whittier Mansion in 1910,  San Fransisco, CA. V

The Whittier Mansion in 1910, San Fransisco, CA. Via/ Library of Congress

The Whittier Mansion in 1900,  San Fransisco, CA. V

The Whittier Mansion interior in 1900. Via/ Library of Congress

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The Whittier Mansion interior in 1900. Via/ Library of Congress

The Whittier Mansion today.

Present-day view of the Whittier Mansion. Via/ Wiki Commons

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