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Cloud's Row

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1803–1804. Delaware and 2nd sts.
  • Cloud's Row (Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, Dover, Del.)
  • Cloud's Row (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Delaware's oldest rowhouse block suggests the ambitious, urbanistic pretensions of early-nineteenth-century New Castle. It was built on speculation by merchant Harlan Cloud of Pennsylvania, who was recalling Philadelphia. Five tenements and a store are lined up in a row, multistory but originally just one room deep, with shared chimneys and winder stairs in a corner. These units changed hands many times before 1850. Cloud's name is recalled today partly because his then-new brick row with stone string course and lintels appeared on the Latrobe-Mills Survey of New Castle of 1805.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Cloud's Row", [New Castle, 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, 157-158.

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