†New Castle Architecture:
Specific features on buildings help to identify them according to time period and origin.† For example, New Castle contains a variety of styles.† The buildings have unique roofing structures, brickwork, and decorative features.† . .
The diagrams to the left show some typical roofing structures that are commonly seen on New Castle Buildings.
Many New Castle homes were done in a Georgian Style (named after King George).† These homes can be dated according to features such as those shown on the right -from the Early Georgian Period, or the later styles seen below.
Below are some common brick bonds found on New Castle buildings.
*All of these images are reproductions from diagrams drawn by Timothy Mullins in his study of New Castle architecture.
Take a Video Tour of Old New Castle:
One student from the University of Delaware has compiled a narrated video tour of several New Castle buildings:
*Spread Eagle Tavern
*William Penn Guest House
*Delaware House Hotel
*New Castle Courthouse
*J.B. Cooper House
*Van Leuvenigh House
*Gunning Bedford House
*Rising Sun Tavern
*122-126 Harmony Street
*Kensey Johnís House
*Senator Van Dykeís House
This video takes the viewer through the architectural styles and history of each building.† It also incorporates many interesting historical details.† The video offers a great educational experience for young and old alike, and is a great classroom supplement for students to have before visiting New Castle.† For additional information about the video, contact Dr. DeCunzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Read House at 302-322-8411.
-Researched by: Genevieve Griffiths