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Plank House

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Possibly 18th century. 11 S. Main St.
  • Plank House (W. Barksdale Maynard)
  • Plank House (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

This little single-story house originally stood on N. Main Street. In deteriorated condition by the 1950s, it was rescued and brought to The Lindens (KT3) in 1962. In the 1990s, it was moved to the Barracks and restored, which included solicitously lowering the floor so modern visitors would not hit their heads. The neatly sawn and dovetailed planks represent high-quality log construction.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Plank House", [Smyrna, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 229-229.

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