Colby House - New Castle, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 39.529 W 075° 33.785
18S E 451697 N 4390042
Quick Description: Historic house in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2015 11:07:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMNAH2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The COLBY HOUSE, 110 Delaware St., restored by Miss Ruth Colby in 1936, is one of the typical New Castle houses incorporating into the structure a seventeenth century dwelling.  In the back wing the ceiling rafters are heavy beams of oak covered with boards.  Whitewash of so many layers that it resembled plaster was found on the boards when the ceiling was cut through in remodeling.  The front section of the house was built in the early 1700's.  Its unspoiled main features, the belt course three bricks deep, the denticulated band adorning the cornice, and its excellent proportions make this one of the most charming small houses in New Castle. - Delaware - A Guide to the First State, New Castle section, 1938, pg. 248

The house at 110 Delaware Street is historically known as the "Rosemont House" and was built circa 1704.  The house is much as described in the Guide.  It appears to be very well maintained and is a contributing building in the New Castle Historic District.

Book: Delaware

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 248

Year Originally Published: 1938

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