Old Farmers Bank - New Castle, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 39.517 W 075° 33.757
18S E 451736 N 4390019
Quick Description: Historic former bank office now private residence in the New Castle Historic District in New Castle, Delaware.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2015 10:59:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMNB1B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
Views: 2

Long Description:

The OLD FARMERS BANK, 4 Strand, is a square flat-roofed brick building with brownstone trim and quoins, built (1845) by the Farmers Bank, which opened that year with Kensey Johns, Jr., as president.  The garden in the rear of the house is the site of stables for the horses that first drew the cars of the New Castle & Frenchtown Railroad. - Delaware - A Guide to the First State, New Castle section, 1938, pg. 248-249

The house at 4 The Strand was built as offices for the Farmer's Bank in 1845 but was converted to a private residence in 1851 and remains a private residence today.  It is as described in the Guide.  It is very well maintained and is a contributing building in the New Castle Historic District. 

Book: Delaware

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 248-249

Year Originally Published: 1938

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