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Locust Grove

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1828. 1914 addition. North of corner of Road 34 and Road 32, southwest of Greenwood
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • Locust Grove (HABS, drawn by T. Catherine Adams)

John Richards, grandson of the builder of Poplar Level ( WS3), erected Locust Grove in a conservative, Flemish-bond brick town house form, its plan derived from that earlier house. An original cypress-shingle frame section was replaced with a two-story Queen Anne structure in 1914. Inside the brick section, wooden Venetian blinds with richly carved valences above them are rare survivals, and there are fine Federal chimneypieces. Preservation expert T. Catherine Adams undertook an admirably detailed study of the house and outbuildings in 1978–1980.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Locust Grove", [Greenwood, 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, 285-286.

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