Cochran Grange, Main House, U.S. Route 301, West of Route 71, Middletown, New Castle County, DE
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West of Route 71, Middletown vicinity, DE
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS DE-208-A
Building/structure dates: 1842 initial construction
Significance: Cochran Grange was built by John F. Cochran, the governor of Delaware from 1875-1879, and he resided here throughout much of his adult life. Cochran was one of the leaders in the development of peach growing in Delaware and eventually became the largest peach producer in St. George's Hundred. Cochran's interest in architecture is evidenced in the style of his house which is unique in the region. The house remains in the hands of the Cochran family.
Cochran, John P.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW SOUTHWEST SHOWING NORTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. VIEW SOUTHWEST, DETAIL OF FRONT PORTICO
3. VIEW EAST, DETAIL OF FRONT PORCH
4. VIEW EAST SHOWING WEST ELEVATION
5. VIEW NORTH SHOWING SOUTH (REAR) ELEVATION
6. VIEW NORTHEAST SHOWING ACCESSORY BUILDING TO THE SOUTH (REAR) OF THE HOUSE
7. VIEW WEST SHOWING EAST ELEVATION
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