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Ashley Mansion

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, November 6, 2008
1. Ashley Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Ashton Richardson built Ashley Mansion in 1804 on land he inherited from his father. A prominent Quaker, Ashton Richardson owned several milling operations and was considered one of the most eligible bachelors in the area. after marrying in 1807, Richardson and his wife Mary occupied the house until their deaths in the early 1850's. Ashley Mansion remained in the Richardson family until 1899, when the property was sold. In 1916 the house was purchased by Jefferson D. Chalfant, the acclaimed still-life painter. Chalfant used one wing of the house for a studio, where he produced many of the works that brought him national attention.
 
Erected 1997 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-96.)
 
Location. 39° 43.779′ N, 75° 35.029′ W. Marker is in Newport, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Ashley Place on Maryland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Five Points Civil Association Fire Squad Bell
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By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
2. Ashley Mansion
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Delaware Military Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. one mile away); Bill McGowan (approx. one mile away); Vic Willis (approx. one mile away); Kosciuszko Park (approx. one mile away); The New World (approx. 1.2 miles away); William "Judy" Johnson Park (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Jefferson David Chalfant 1856-1931 biography. (Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
3. Ashley Mansion
 
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