delaware historic home: Woodburn, the Delaware Governor's Residence - 12/02/18 01:59 PM
Yesterday I visited Woodburn, the Delaware Governor's residence in the State Capital, Dover. This home, built c. 1798 by Charles Hillyard III, is one of the finest Middle Period Georgian houses in Delaware. 
Decorated for the holidays by a "friends of" group, a guide explained the history of the house to the group of visitors who walked in during the First Saturdays in the First State program, when the residence is open to the public.
There are many lovely antiques and silver pieces in the house, and the dining room was set up with punch and some very yummy homemade cookies. I come … (0 comments)

delaware historic home: Queen Anne Treasure Has Price Reduction - 06/26/17 01:22 PM
If you liked this house at $485,000, you will love it at $450,000.  Lovely corner lot in the Gordon Heights section of North Wilmington is a one of a kind treasure with corner turrets, a slate roof, wrap-around porch and widow's walk topping it off.
The Chambers Mansion, c. 1894, is a glorious example of the Victorian Queen Anne style.This home has 2 parlors, a library with oak paneling,  ceiling medallions and plaster crown molding, as well as a side entrance leading to a porte cochere.
The graceful mahogany stair rail leads up to 4 bedrooms, a large central hallway, 2 … (3 comments)

delaware historic home: F. Scott and Zelda's Stay in Delaware Historic Home - 02/15/17 02:13 PM
Not in the duPont category of wealth,  F.Scott Fitzgerald had already spent all of his earnings from The Great Gatsby when his editor suggested he  move to quiet Wilmington, Delaware in 1927.
Scott had already spent all of his earnings from The Great Gatsby and had burned out in Hollywood in an attempt at screenwriting. He needed another hit novel. His former Princeton roommate, John Biggs, found a Historic Home for Scott and Zelda near where he lived in Wilmington, Delaware. He thought, perhaps, the quiet area would inspire Scott to complete his work. So it was to the Delaware River at Ellerslie, … (1 comments)

delaware historic home: Yuletide at Winterthur Offers New Perspectives on the Past - 11/26/12 02:05 AM
Yuletide at Winterthur-  A Feast for the Eyes is now on view at this historic lovely former home of Henry Francis duPont, just north of Wilmington, Delaware. Having been a volunteer guide there in the distant past, I like to see what changes they make every year to keep this tour fresh.

The tour starts in the courtyard, which hosts a marketplace surrounded with exteriors of historic buildings in what was once a badminton court, when it was a family home. Then, for a reversal of past tours, the first interior is the duPont Dining Room. And instead of a … (2 comments)

delaware historic home: The Historic Homes News for August, 2012 - 08/01/12 04:14 AM
Historic Homes E News--August 2012  
Join Preservation Delaware and the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs on August 4th and 5th for Preservation Weekend. Saturday’s program will feature Ken Darsney, who will speak at 10:30 a.m. about the potential adverse effects of trees and landscaping on historic buildings and sidewalks. Richard Byrne will speak at 1 p.m. on  a building’s overall health particularly as it relates to the effects of water. Both lectures will take place in the New Castle Court House Museum in Old New Castle (211 Delaware Street) and include walking tours to point out examples. Saturday’s program … (4 comments)

delaware historic home: Yorklyn Delaware Stone Historic Home in Secluded Setting Near State Park - 09/27/10 01:02 PM

The Benge House in Yorklyn, Delaware is so close to schools and shops, yet as you can see from the photo above (looking down the hill towards the back of the house), it is in a very private setting. Set on almost 3 acres, this nearly 200 year old historic Delaware stone home has been completely restored, and a new kitchen/great room added where there was once a shed.
The present owner discovered 2 fireplaces had been covered over, and they are now exposed. the attic has been turned into a Master Suite retreat, and a second story has been added … (3 comments)

delaware historic home: Save America's Treasures Program Restores a Palladian Window, Part I - 01/27/10 08:53 AM

We had the rare opportunity last week to watch the re-installation of a restored Palladian window at a house museum in Old New Castle, Delaware.  The George Read II House was built around 1800 by the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. This window is at the end of the hall on the second floor and has a view of the Delaware River. The property is owned by the Delaware Historical Society.
The work is being done by Dale Frens of Frens & Frens Architects under the Save America's Treasures program. The contractor is J. S. Cornell … (0 comments)

delaware historic home: Delaware's Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program - 06/03/09 11:45 AM
This is  a heads up to anyone interested in finding out how historic home owners in Delaware can qualify for tax credits for work on their historic house. 
There will be a workshop June 11 at 7 PM at the Middletown DE town council chambers at 19 West Green St.  It will be led by Joan Larrivee of the Division of Historical and Culturan Affairs in Dover.
Enacted in 2001, this program assists in preserving and rehabilitating historic buildings throughout the State by providing tax credit equal to a percentage of the cost of the rehabilitation, subject to certain requirements. Since … (0 comments)

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