Read House & Gardens

Read House & Gardens (HM110M)

Location: New Castle, DE 19720 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 39.572', W 75° 33.697'

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Delaware Historical Society

In 1797 the foundation of George Read II's mansion was laid only feet from his statesman father's home on a busy New Castle street. By 1805 the stylish Federal period house towered over its neighbors. A fire claimed the home of George Read I, as well as most of the buildings on the southern end of the block, in 1824. Townspeople rebuilt, but the two lots in front of you remained open. George Read II owned both lots in 1833 as well as the open river lot behind you.

Immediately after purchasing the house in 1846, second owner William Couper and his family added a formal garden that stretched back to Second Street. He and his family also purchased the lot to the north of the Read House. In the early 1900s third owners Philip and Lydia Laird laid brick sidewalks throughout the garden and erected brick walls to unify their property with the streetscape.

HM NumberHM110M
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 451823 N 4390120
Decimal Degrees39.65953333, -75.56161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.572', W 75° 33.697'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 34.32" N, 75° 33' 41.82" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38-42 The Strand, New Castle DE 19720, US
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