Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Historic Wilmington Mansion to be Reconstructed 1905

Description: Colonel Davis Mansion Now Known as Bayard's Delamore to be
Sold and Reconstructed
Date: July 24 1905

Newspaper published in: Baltimore

Source: newspapers collection

Wilmington, Delaware July 24 1905:

Delamore Place, home of the late Thomas F. Bayard, once known as The Colonel Davis Mansion and Delaware Place, is to be sold at settlement of the estate of the statesman Bayard. It has been known that alterations will be made that will replace the colonial architecture which very few remain here. For the past three generations Delamore has been associated with important statesmen and political events of Delaware history.
This home was built between 1813 and 1820 and purchased by Colonel Samuel Boyer Davis in 1821. Col Davis, born in Lewes and defended that village during the 1812 War.