The Darley House

The Darley House (HM96J)

Location: Claymont, DE 19703 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 48.279', W 75° 27.251'

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The home of world-renowned illustrator Felix O.C. Darley (1822-1888). Built in the late 18th century and enlarged several times during the first half of the 19th century, the house was purchased by Darley in 1863 and renamed "The Wren's Nest." During his career, Darley illustrated books for Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens and James Fenimore Cooper. Two of his most notable works were Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Charles Dickens visited here for two weeks during his triumphant tour of America in 1867. This house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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HM NumberHM96J
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Marker NumberNC-91
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDelaware State Archives
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 461120 N 4406174
Decimal Degrees39.80465000, -75.45418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.279', W 75° 27.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 16.74" N, 75° 27' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3650 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703, US
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