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Addy Cottage

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c. 1901–1902. 807 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach

The community of Bethany began in 1900 when the Disciples of Christ selected the locale for a seaside assembly and offered lots. Advertisements called the coast here “a bathing ground that cannot be surpassed. The sandy bottom is like a velvet carpet. No holes to terrify the timid bather. No treacherous undertow to swallow the unwary.” Six Pittsburgh businessmen invested in the town, including English-born John M. Addy, who built this house near the beach, a balloon-framed, shingled bungalow with gambrel roof. It was moved and repaired after the Hurricane of 1927. The town took over the house in 2001, moving it to a new location and making plans for a museum. The Addy Sea (1902), a hotel since 1935 (Oceanview Parkway and North Atlantic), was also built by John Addy.

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W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Addy Cottage", [Bethany Beach, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-ES39.

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 281-282.

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