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Rockwood, 610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, New Castle County, DE



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Item Title


Location
610 Shipley Road, Wilmington vicinity, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DE-186
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1856 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1912 subsequent work
Significance: Designed for Joseph Shipley, a member of one of the leading Quaker mill-owning families in the area, Rockwood is an unusually complete and effective statement of early Victorian taste in the tradition of A.J. Downing and John Clauduius Loudon. The mansion house reflects both early Victorian romanticism and the picturesque merger of irregular architecture and naturalistic landscape. When taken in conjunction, the architecture, the plan, the garden and the remaining furnishings depict a total physical sensibility that is fast vanishing from America.

Subjects
Houses
Historic House Museums


Related Names
Williams, George


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTH SHOWING NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATIONS
2. VIEW SOUTH, NORTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION OF 1851 PORTION OF HOUSE
3. VIEW SOUTH, DETAIL OF NORTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
4. VIEW SOUTH, DETAIL OF GABLE OVER NORTHWEST (FRONT) ENTRY
5. VIEW SOUTHEAST SHOWING NORTHWEST ELEVATION OF POST 1851 ADDITIONS
6. VIEW NORTH SHOWING SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST ELEVATIONS OF POST 1851 ADDITIONS
7. ENVIRONMENTAL VIEW NORTHWEST SHOWING SOUTHEAST ELEVATION
8. VIEW NORTHWEST SHOWING SOUTHEAST ELEVATION OF 1851 PORTION OF HOUSE
9. VIEW WEST SHOWING SOUTHEAST ELEVATION
10. VIEW SOUTHWEST SHOWING NORTHEAST ELEVATION AND CONSERVATORY
11. FIRST FLOOR, ENTRY HALL AND STAIRCASE LOOKING NORTH
12. FIRST FLOOR, ENTRY HALL LOOKING SOUTHEAST
13. SECOND FLOOR, VIEW OF ENTRY HALL FROM ABOVE
14. CONSERVATORY INTERIOR LOOKING SOUTHWEST
15. CONSERVATORY INTERIOR LOOKING NORTHEAST
16. CONSERVATORY, DETAIL OF CAST IRON COLUMNS LOOKING NORTHEAST
17. CONSERVATORY, DETAIL OF BAY AT NORTHEAST END LOOKING NORTHEAST
18. CONSERVATORY, ROOF AND NORTHWEST WALL LOOKING NORTH
19. CONSERVATORY, DETAIL OF BRACKETS ON NORTHWEST WALL LOOKING NORTH
20. CONSERVATORY, DETAIL OF BRACKETS, PENDANT AND TRUSS
21. VIEW NORTHWEST SHOWING SOUTHEAST ELEVATION OF BARN


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