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Aspendale

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1771–1773 brick section. DE 300, 1 mile west of Kenton
  • Aspendale

An inscription on the stringcourse gives the date of completion of the brick section, which was added to an existing frame structure. The brick portion exemplifies what historians once called a “Quaker plan,” a single large room with a pair of small rooms to the side, this being a somewhat rare Delaware example. The extensive interior wooden paneling has been compared to that in simpler rooms of the contemporaneous Corbit-Sharp House ( LN6) and still shows some original coats of paint. A National Historic Landmark, the home remains in the family of the original owner, Charles Number.

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W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Aspendale", [Clayton, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-KT1.

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 224-225.

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