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Grandeur on the Appoquinimink
The House of William Corbit at Odessa, Delaware
John A. H. Sweeney




Winterthur
1989 • 166 pp. 21 illus. 8 x 10"
Art / Decorative Arts & Material Culture


$25.00 Hardcover, 978-0-87413-389-9



This classic in American architectural history documents the building of colonial Delaware’s finest Georgian mansion by Quaker tanner William Corbit, and locates the man, his house, and his architect in the context of their world.

This book documents the building of colonial Delaware's finest Georgian mansion by Quaker tanner William Corbit. The size and quality of this house, located in what now seems to be a minor town, is indicative of the wealth and aspirations of those who lived adjacent to Appoquinimink Creek, a tributary of the Delaware River, which served as a grain depot for middle and southern Delaware. Author John A. H. Sweeney locates the man, his house, and his architect in the context of their world.



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