Two New Castle County nominations for the National Register of Historic
Places were approved at the county and state levels last week. They now
seek approval at the national level, where they could be added to the
National Register of Historic Places.
Both nominees date back to the 1700s. One is Homestead Hall, a
historic family home near Middletown. The other is the England-Red Mill
Historic District, an old flour mill and several accompanying buildings
Catherine Morrissey, assistant director of
University of Delaware’s Center for Historic Architecture and Design,
presented the nomination of Homestead Hall, a home built in the 1770s by
what she says was one of the wealthiest families in the area.
says it’s one of just two surviving 18th-century buildings in
Appoquinimink Hundred. And its architecture is what makes it unique.
house is a transitional architectural style between older, traditional
architecture to that of a fancier Georgian house,” Morrissey said.
Emmons, Historic Preservation Specialist at the Center for Historic
Architecture and Design, presented the mill complex at the historic
review board hearings this week.
“If you drive around
that area there in Newark, there’s lots of names with Redmill in it.
Redmill Court, Redmill Plaza,” Emmons said. “And it came from that