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Home > Delaware > Middletown > Locust Grove, 749 Middletown-Odessa Road (Delaware State Route 2, Middletown, New Castle County, DE



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BWPhotos 384158
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Item Title
BWPhotos 384176

Location
749 Middletown-Odessa Road (Delaware State Route 2, Middletown, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DE-266
Building/structure dates: 1830 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1870 subsequent work
Significance: The farmhouse at Locust Grove was built in two phases during a prosperous and dynamic period in the history of southern New Castle County and, specifically, St. Georges Hundred. The first section, constructed ca. 1830, incorporates Greek Revival style details, while the later section, constructed ca. 1870, embodies the Second Empire style of architecture. A pyramidal-roof smokehouse located immediately northeast of the farmhouse was constructed ca. 1830. Locust Grove's combined use of Second Empire and Greek Revival architectural characteristics is representative of St. Georges Hundred rebuilding activity and reflects the architectural, agricultural, and social changes of that hundred between the years 1830 and 1899. Locust Grove's farmhouse, smokehouse, and remaining acreage are contributing elements in the Rebuilding St. Georges Hundred (1830-1899) thematic National Register nomination.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Agriculture
Meat Industry


Related Names
O'Brien, Tim, Photographer
Wuenschel, Cristina, Delineator
Pruitt, Kimberly, Delineator
Coneybeer, Alice P. D., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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