You are here


-A A +A
c. 1830–1860 period

The collection of outbuildings, some older than the house, is exceptional. One barnlike wood and brick structure behind the house served as a combination dairy, storehouse, smokehouse, and workshop; the brick room at the end of the structure may have been a slave quarter. The brick bank barn (said to be 1830–1835) retains its complex roof framing, in which diagonal struts brace canted queen posts that support the purlins. A rare, highly specialized type of agricultural building is the wooden threshing barn (of the same date as the bank barn), a long, narrow structure.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


What's Nearby


W. Barksdale Maynard, "Outbuildings", [Middletown, 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, 218-218.

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.