The Stewart House

The Stewart House (HM6OY)

Location: Port Penn, DE 19731 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 30.999', W 75° 34.673'

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Visions of Growth

Left Panel Flemish Bond: Strength and Beauty
The handsome brick pattern on the Stewart House is common on early 18th-century buildings. Flemish bond is achieved by overlapping bricks like a woven fabric. Although a labor-intensive design, it increased the strength of the structure. When building materials became stronger and more consistent by the 19th century, simpler and less expensive styles of brickwork became more common.
Center Panel Stewart's vision was like many in the American Colonies at the time. He considered the land a vast resource available for economic exploitation, only requiring the efforts of entrepreneurs to realize its wealth. But changes in shipping and transportation prevented Port Penn's expansion, limited its economic future, and prevented Stewart from realizing his dream.
Right Panel The Stewart House built in the mid-1700's, was owned by at least six generations of the family. David Stewart, Sr., credited with founding Port Penn, planned for the town to become a shipping port that could compete with the firmly established ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington.
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HM NumberHM6OY
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Placed ByThe Village of Port Penn
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 9:30pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450325 N 4374271
Decimal Degrees39.51665000, -75.57788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.999', W 75° 34.673'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 59.94" N, 75° 34' 40.38" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-105 Stewart St, Port Penn DE 19731, US
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