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Robert Ashton House, Road 418, West of Route 2, Port Penn, New Castle County, DE

Robert Ashton House, Road 418, West of Route 2, Port Penn, New Castle County, DE

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Significance: The Ashton House is the oldest documented dwelling extant in Delaware. Commissioned by Robert Ashton (a cousin of William Penn), the house retains elements of original trim and the configuration of its original plan. Most importantly, the earliest section contains evidence of an earlier frame building known to have existed on the site.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-48
Survey number: HABS DE-240
Building/structure dates: ca. 1700 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 18t1 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1840 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 78000903



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