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Sudler House

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1750. c. 1795 enlarged. West side of N. Main St.
  • Sudler House (HABS)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

This two-story house, the oldest in town, contains a rare corner chimney in its original section. The Federal addition (making a rather stately six bays) has an end chimney with the lower few feet left exposed, in Eastern Shore manner. Cypress shingling is also typical of the area. Carving on the stair brackets is similar to that at Poplar Level (WS3). Dr. John R. Sudler, who promoted the cultivation of peaches and strawberries, bought the place in 1833; it remained in his family until 1971. Nearby, the colonial bridge crossed Bridge Branch, hence the name Bridgeville, adopted for the fledgling town in 1810.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Sudler House", [Bridgeville, 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, 286-287.

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