The rarity of eighteenth-century houses in Sussex County makes this semi-ruinous example especially significant. Little is known of the three-bay brick dwelling beyond the name of Eratt, its mid-nineteenth-century owner. The setting, near Marshyhope Creek, is remote. Some features are quirky, such as windows and doors unpredictably off-center and a long iron strap reinforcing the base of each gable. A frame extension has been removed. In time, the house was brutally converted into a mechanic's garage, a huge opening cut in the west wall and the entire first floor—even the floor joists—ripped out. The second floor remained eerily intact. Deteriorating rapidly, the Eratt House appears gravely threatened.
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