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Retirement Barn, U.S. Route 13, South of Route 2, Biddles Corner, New Castle County, DE



B&W Photos

HB320006
View West Northwest Showing East And South Elevations

HB320007
First Floor, Runway Bent And Wall Corner Framing Looking Northwest

HB320008
First Floor, Detail Of Corner Framing Looking West Northwest


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Location
South of Route 2, Biddles Corner vicinity, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DE-219
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-43).
Building/structure dates: 1790 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Significance: The Retirement Barn is the last known surviving example in southern New Castle County of a tri-partite (three bay) traditional English style barn. Common in the 18th century this barn type was replaced with other modern agricultural building types in the mid 1800s.

Subjects
English Barns


Related Names
Vandergrift, Christopher


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW WEST NORTHWEST SHOWING EAST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
2. FIRST FLOOR, RUNWAY BENT AND WALL CORNER FRAMING LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. FIRST FLOOR, DETAIL OF CORNER FRAMING LOOKING WEST NORTHWEST


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