1794 - St. George’s Chapel - Harbeson, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member muffy53
N 38° 41.095 W 075° 13.127
18S E 480971 N 4281835
Located at 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson, DE 19951
Waymark Code: WMB35C
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 03/29/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 3

The original country chapel was built in 1719 to accommodate the needs of farmers and plantation owners who lived in the outskirts of the town of Lewes, Delaware. Destroyed by fire in 1792, the chapel was rebuilt in 1794 in the early Federal style.

After the fire, the new structure was built of bricks, unusual for the period, and the bricks were fired on the spot. The chapel was redesigned in 1850 and remodeled again in 1882 in a Victorian Gothic style. In 1966, an extensive restoration brought the building back to its original design and appearance.
Year of construction: 1794

Full inscription:
St George's Built 1794 Rebuilt 1882 Restored 1967

Cross-listed waymark: Not listed

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