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Winterthur Farms, Intersection State Routes 92 & 100, Intersection State Routes 92 & 100, Winterthur, New Castle County, DE

Winterthur Farms, Intersection State Routes 92 & 100, Intersection State Routes 92 & 100, Winterthur, New Castle County, DE

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Summary

Significance: This intersection is surrounded by a rural landscape and buildings, structures, objects and sites once functionally-related to Winterthur Farms and one branch of the de Pont family. Winterthur Farms, a nationally-recognized model estate farm was developed under the stewardship of Colonel Henry Algernon du Pont (b.1838, d.1926) and later his son, Henry Francis du Pont (b.1880, d.1969), following academic professional landscape design standards, and scientific, agricultural, and farming philosophies of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Winterthur Farms demonstrates the evolution of a traditional eighteenth- and nineteenth-century vernacular rural landscape modified through extensive intervention and capital improvements into a great agricultural estate in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
Survey number: HABS DE-267
Building/structure dates: 1801 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1810-1818 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1837 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1839 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1866-1889 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1906-1926 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1927-1931 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1935 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1951 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1969 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1934 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1990 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
du Pont, Henry Algernon
du Pont, Henry Francis
H.F. du Pont Winterthur Museum & Gardens
Federal Highway Administration
Brandywine Creek State Park
Wilmington Country Club
Brandywine Conservancy
Winterthur Farms Historic District
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
du Pont, Eluthiere Irenee
Bidermann, Jacques Antoine
du Pont, Henry
Foster, Pauline
Wilmington & Northern Railroad
Winterthur Station & Post Office
Coffin, Marian Cruger
University of Delaware
University of Nebraska
Delaware & Pennsylvania State Line Railroad
Historic Preservation Group of Kise Franks & Straw, contractor
Bower, Mark A, contractor
Nabors, Susan C, contractor
Cremer, Jill, contractor
O'Brian, Tim, photographer
O'Bannon, Patrick, historian
place

Location

Winterthur39.80312, -75.58757
Google Map of 39.8031182, -75.5875724
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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