You are here

Clyde Mansion

-A A +A
c. 1800, with additions. On grounds of CitiSteel, east of Philadelphia Pike (U.S. 13) (visible from Robinson House lawn [BR1])

Few historic houses have stranger surroundings—encircled by gigantic factory sheds. Shortly after 1800, Clyde Mansion was home to Swedish painter Adolph-Ulrich Wertmüller, who charged the public admission to see his racy painting, Danae (1787). An old photograph shows three sections to the house: the original stone building with heavy, white shutters; a brick wing; and a small board-and-batten extension to that, with jigsaw trim. Claymont Historical Society hopes to save the derelict building, which stands on the grounds of the former Worth steel mill. Nearby is the stone-arched Amtrak Bridge over Naamans Creek (1901). That tributary, now despoiled, was once a fishing place for Indians.

Writing Credits

Author: 
W. Barksdale Maynard
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

W. Barksdale Maynard, "Clyde Mansion", [Claymont, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-BR2.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 35-35.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,