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Grubb/Worth Mansion

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
1. Grubb/Worth Mansion Marker
Inscription. John Grubb, one of the original English settlers in Delaware, acquired a one-third interest in a 600 acre tract of land at this location in 1680. Several generations passed and the Grubb family greatly increased their land holdings in the area and successfully opened leather tanning and iron manufacturing businesses. In 1783 one of John Grubb’s great-grandsons, Amor Augustus Grubb, built a fieldstone home which is believed to be on the foundation of his great-grandfather’s original house from 1684. The house and land would remain in the hands of Amor Grubb’s heirs until 1913. In 1918 the house and surrounding land were bought by Edward Worth of The Worth Steel Company who would expand the house and double its size. The Worth family named the estate Ledgeworth. In 1952 the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Wilmington purchased the estate and sold it to the Holy Rosary Parish to be used as a convent for the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The Convent was closed in 1980 and the mansion was used for various activities and meetings as well as a retreat. In October 2011 the mansion was reopened after an extensive two year renovation as the Holy Rosary Parish Pastoral Center.
 
Erected 2012 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-192.)
 
Location.
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
2. Grubb/Worth Mansion Marker
39° 47.848′ N, 75° 27.84′ W. Marker is in Claymont, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Philadelphia Pike (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3110 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Claymont High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Archmere (approx. 0.7 miles away); Claymont Stone School (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Darley House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Church of the Ascension (approx. ¾ mile away); Robinson House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Village of Arden (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hickman Row (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Claymont.
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
3. Grubb/Worth Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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