Delaware City Hotel - Delaware City, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 94RedRover
N 39° 34.768 W 075° 35.265
18S E 449523 N 4381248
Quick Description: On the corner of Clinton and Harbor Streets the historic Delaware City Hotel is a great representation of the glory days of this historic port town.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 5:53:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM6NX5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

"Opposite Battery Park on Clinton St. is the former DELAWARE CITY HOTEL (private), later called the Lower Hotel, built of brick by Manuel Eyre in 1828 and since covered with buff stucco. This large and well-proportioned building with its delicate dormer windows is a monumental relic of Delaware City's early optimism. Until the advent of Prohibition it was one of the noted taverns of the countryside."

--- Delaware: A Guide to the First State, 1938

The Delaware City Hotel is certainly a reminder of this town's history. Sitting on the corner, highly visible from the Delaware River with it's white facade, it acts like a beacon to seafaring vessels.

The building stands just as it did when the lock at the beginning of the C&D Canal here, increased commerce and tourism. The hotel now houses the Crabby Dick's seafood restaurant downstairs.

Book: Delaware

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 471

Year Originally Published: 1938

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