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Matthew Lowber House, North Main Street, Magnolia, Kent County, DE



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B&W Photos

HB312942
Southwest Front

HB312943
Southwest Front From West

HB312944
Southwest Front From South

HB312945
Southeast Gable End, Showing Date In Glazed Headers

HB312946
First Floor, Southwest Wall Of Southeast Room

HB312947
First Floor, Southeast Room Detail Of Stenciled Ceiling In South Corner

HB312948
First Floor, Center Room, Detail Of Window In Southwest Wall

HB312949
Second Floor, Southeast Wall Of Southeast Room

HB312950
Second Floor, Southeast Room, Detail Of Stenciled Ceiling


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Item Title


Location
North Main Street, Magnolia, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DE-182
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-33).
Significance: The Lowber House, constructed in 1774, is a typical Delaware, three-bay, hall-and-parlor farmhouse. The southern, gable end of this brick structure bears the initials of its builder, Matthew Lowber, and the construction date. The interior of this single-pile dwelling retains its original, fully-panelled, fireplace end wall, cornice, and chair rail trim. Until 1845, the Lowber House was the only known dwelling at the crossroads, which later became the site of the town of Magnolia.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTHWEST FRONT
2. SOUTHWEST FRONT FROM WEST
3. SOUTHWEST FRONT FROM SOUTH
4. SOUTHEAST GABLE END, SHOWING DATE IN GLAZED HEADERS
5. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHWEST WALL OF SOUTHEAST ROOM
6. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM DETAIL OF STENCILED CEILING IN SOUTH CORNER
7. FIRST FLOOR, CENTER ROOM, DETAIL OF WINDOW IN SOUTHWEST WALL
8. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHEAST WALL OF SOUTHEAST ROOM
9. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM, DETAIL OF STENCILED CEILING


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