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The Causey Mansion, on S. Walnut Street at Causey Avenue in South Milford. The house was built in 1763 for Levin Crapper. Two Delaware governors have lived in the house: Daniel Rogers, who served from 1797 to 1799, and Peter Causey, who served from 1855 to 1859. Causey bought the house in 1849 and realigned the house towards the town of Milford. He also remodeled it in a Greek Revival style.

 

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The Dutch House, on 3rd Street in New Castle. The house was built around 1700, although historians earlier thought that it dated back to about 1660. While evidence inside suggests some Dutch building techniques, the house has only been owned by residents with English names. In any case, the house is one of the oldest in Delaware, and has given inspiration to artists as far back as the 1930s, when it was first restored.

 

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The old Dover Opera House, on State Street in Dover. The venue was built in 1904, and housed vaudeville acts. It was bought by George Schwartz in 1923, who changed the interior to Art Deco, and renamed it the Capitol Theatre. The movie theater closed in 1982. It opened again as the Schwartz Center for the Arts in 2001, but is planned to be closed down later this year.

 

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The Capt. Ebe Chandler House, on Main Street in Frankford. The house was built in 1880 by Capt. Joshua Townsend. Chandler bought the house in 1918 and moved it back from the street, and also added the exterior decorative details.

 

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Memorial Hall, in the center of the University of Delaware campus in Newark. The structure was built in 1924 to link the men's and women's campuses. Campus plan architects Day and Klauder proposed a grandiose design for the building, but were told by University trustees that "a more intimate and Delawarean character" should be implemented instead.

 

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Spring Garden, on Delaware Avenue in Laurel. The house blends Georgian and Gothic Revival styles. The brick section, on the right, was built in 1792. The frame section, on the left, was built in 1880.

 
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