McCarthy, Deidre C.
Siders, Rebecca J.
Herman, Bernard L.
Darsie, Julie C.
Melson, Dawn E.
Nelson, Louis P.
Center for Historic Architecture and Engineering
Buttonwood is a significant example of the type of rural dwelling associated with residents of the town of New Castle who owned both urban and rural residences. Buttonwood also exhibits a unique floor plan with two sets of double parlors as well as fully integrated service facilities located in the basement. Previously thought to date to the late eighteenth century, architectural evidence now shows that Buttonwood was built in the 1830s. Buttonwood clearly exhibits architectural significance in addition to its traditional significance as a house associated with James Booth, Sr., a Delaware legislator and Supreme Court Justice.
New Castle County, Delaware , Brick dwelling , Brick barn , 1830-1840, Date of Construction