Phillips Bank Barn, Old Wilmington Road, Hockessin, New Castle County, DE
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Old Wilmington Road, Hockessin vicinity, DE
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS DE-294
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N601).
Building/structure dates: 1760 initial construction
Significance: The Phillips Bank Barn, near Hockessin in Mill Creek Hundred, dates to the 1760s and is the only surviving eighteenth-century bank barn in New Castle County. Because it is a pre-agricultural reform barn, the Phillips Bank Barn is quite different in form than such later barns as the Dennison Bank Barn of 1825 near Brackenville or the mid-to-late nineteenth century J.M. Gross Bank Barn near Newark. It is constructed with five bays instead of three, with two wagon entrances in the second and fourth bays.
Ames, David L., Photographer
Czerwinski, Wanda S., Historian
Czerwinski, Wanda S., Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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