Poplar Hall

Poplar Hall (HM1RVE)

Location: Newark, DE 19702 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 33.356', W 75° 46.47'

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James Boulden the Elder and his family moved to Delaware from Maryland in the mid-18th century, amassing wealth and expanding their land ownership in Pencader Hundred as the century progressed. The two-story brick mansion house was built during this time period and is a strong representation of Georgian architecture. A service wing erected between 1800-1820 was added to the main structure and is a rare example of stone construction in this area. Five outbuildings situated on the property include a corncrib/granary, a smoke house, a dairy barn and stable, a milk house, and an open frame shed for cattle. In the 1820s, son James ran a diversified farming operation; growing corn, wheat and hay; raising cattle for beef and dairy; using houses and oxen to work the fields; and producing wool from sheep. During the 19th century the farm increasingly focused on dairying, producing milk and butter for the Mid-Atlantic urban markets. After son James' passing in 1826, the farm was left to his grate-nephew and namesake. Circa 1850, James Boulden III carried out substantial renovations to the mansion house incorporating several "Revival" styles, evident in the ornate woodwork and a reorganization of the interior space. The farm remained in the hands of the Boulden family and their descendants until 1918, when the sale of the property ended their 175-year ownership. The architectural and agricultural importance of Poplar Hall was recognized when the property was named to the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 1988.
Marker NumberNC-203
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] GSHELTON   
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 433462 N 4378758
Decimal Degrees39.55593333, -75.77450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 33.356', W 75° 46.47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 33' 21.36" N, 75° 46' 28.2" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3159-3299 Denny Rd, Newark DE 19702, US
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My wife and I own the historic home and property. We absolutely love it.
Greg and Dawn Shelton

Sep 9, 2016 at 9:37am PDT by gshelton

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