New Castle, Delaware
Community History and Archaeology Program 

Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey

Historic American Buildings Survey
Photos from the Library of Congress Collection

The HABS seeks to "document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies including examples as diverse as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools and the Golden Gate Bridge".

Among the 350,000 HABS documents are high resolution photos made around 1936 by Walter Stewart of 46 houses in New Castle. Most of the buildings in New Castle itself looked in 1936 much as they do today with some changes in stucco, trees, ivy and automobiles. However outside of town buildings have been lost or changed beyond recognition.

View a gallery of exterior photos in New Castle town or vicinity

To see all the exterior photos available, many with interior shots, commentary by Laussat Rogers and a few measured drawings, visit the HABS search results for New Castle town or vicinity

Buildings included in the HABS site:
127-33 The Strand Row Houses
2Amstel House2 East Fourth Street
3Archibald Alexander House26-28 Third Street
4Aull House49-51 The Strand
5Charles Thomas HouseThe Strand & Harmony Street
6Cloud's Row117-125 Delaware Street
7Colby House110 Delaware Street
8Dorsey House8 East Third Street
9Gemmill House18 East Third Street
10George Read II House42 The Strand
11George Rodney House & Office16 Third Street
12Glebe HouseSixth Street East of Route 9
13The HermitageRoute 273 & 9th Street
14Immanuel Church (Episcopal)The Green
15James Booth House & Office216 Delaware Street
16James W. Foster House159 East Third Street
17Kensey Johns Jr. HouseDelaware & Fourth Streets
18Kensey Johns Sr. House2 East Third Street
19Kensey Johns Van Dyke House300 Delaware Street
20Lesley-Travers Mansion112 West Sixth Street
21New Castle-Frenchtown Railroad Ticket OfficeWashington Avenue Crossing (moved to Delaware Street)
22Nicholas Van Dyke Jr. House400 Delaware Street
23Old Academy BuildingThe Green
24Old ArsenalThe Green
25Old Dutch House32 East Third Street
26Old Farmers Bank4 The Strand
27Old Jefferson HotelDelaware Street & The Strand
28Old New Castle CourthouseDelaware Street
29Old Presbyterian ChurchSecond Street between Harmony & Delaware Streets
30Samuel Couper House14 The Strand
31Rodney Willis House126 Harmony Street
32StonumNinth & Washington Streets
33Tile House54 The Strand
34Town HallSecond & Delaware Streets
35Van Leuvenigh House2 The Strand West
36William M. King House100 The Strand
37William Penn House206 Delaware Street
38Alexander Porter Mansion FarmRoute 9
39The ButtonwoodsForrester Avenue
40Grantham House229 Grantham Lane
41The Homestead3089 New Castle Avenue
42Maple Shade MansionDelaware River
43McCrone House1 mile South of intersection of U.S. Route 13 & Route 40, west of Route 13
44Monk BarnsRoute 9 across from The Glebe (Knotts bus yard)
45Old Eves PlaceDelaware Memorial Bridge Vicinity
46Swanwyck65 Landers Lane