John Dickinson House

5 mi. SE of Dover and 3 mi. E of U.S. 13 on Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, Delaware

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John Dickinson Mansion, Kitts Hummock Road

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Dickinson served in the Delaware and Pennsylvania legislatures. He was a member of the Stamp Act Congress, the First and Second Continental Congresses, and the Constitutional Convention. His political writings, such as "The Letters of a Pennsylvania Farmer," earned him the title "Penman of the Revolution." -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 20, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000258
NR name
Dickinson, John, House
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Literature; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1739; 1754; 1804
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2020: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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