Threatened Buildings Documented in Delaware, 1999-2000: Charles I. du Pont Tenant Farm
Sheppard, Rebecca J.
Dobbs, Kelli W.
Cathey, Jennifer A.
The Charles I. du Pont Tenant Farm House stands today as an example of a finely detailed, mid-to-late eighteenth century rural dwelling. Although architectural evidence suggests that a member of Kent County's rural elite built the dwelling, the farm served from an early date as a tenant property. Outbuildings on the farm date primarily from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, when the du Pont family owned the property. The farm complex provides an excellent example of the use of agricultural tenancy as a strategy for generating income, particularly in its connection with the dairy industry.
Wyoming vicinity, Delaware , North Murderkill Hundred, Delaware , Kent County, Delaware , Brick dwelling , Flemish bond , Dairy barn , Carriage shed , c. 1780, Date of Construction