On September 16, 2008 I visited this beautiful estate, that once belonged to Alfred I. DuPont.
Monthly Archives: September 2008
I visited this house on September 5, 2008. It was the third time I had tried to visit this house. There is no official web site for the estate, and posted hours on third party web sites were incorrect. Make the trip – it is worth it.
Above is a view of the North side of the Manor house. The smaller section of the manor, visible here, was the original house. Below, is a view of the South side of the Manor, with the sleeping porch clearly visible.
The Union Jack proudly flies at the Manor.
The cannons below, actually are standing on the site of the original Revolutionary fort. Why these cannons, from the War of 1812, are on this site, was never made clear to me…
A distant view of the family plot.
There are many accessory buildings, or out buildings to the Manor, I took pictures of a few of them.
I thought the carving, on top of the Ice House, was interesting……
This siding completely covered on of the out buildings. I wondered if it was the original “aluminum siding,” or if this was recycled from an interior ceiling at some point…. I loved the pattern in the late afternoon sun.
This is one of two stockades on the grounds.
This bell is interesting…..