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Laurel in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Studley House

 
 
The Studley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. The Studley House Marker
Inscription.  In the 1830s the oldest portion of this structure, a one-room house, is believed to have been built. The house was enlarged significantly in the 1850s with the addition of a slightly taller story-and-a-half center portion and a full two-story section. A shed room was attached to the back of the original one-room section of the house during the same time period. Among the many owners of this home during the 1800s and 1900s were the Hearn, Messick, Collins, Morris, Cannon, Perry, and Studley families. William J. Studley bought the house in 1931 from Rose Perry after renting it for several years. The Studley family operated a small general store in the western-most room and porch. Fred and Sally White later ran the store and it became known simply as "Sally's Store." Much of the original interior architectural features remain including mantels, beaded beam ceilings, fireplace boxes and hearths, some flooring, trim, and a built-in cabinet. Purchased in 1996 by the Laurel Historical Society, the house's exterior was restored to its mid 1800s appearance which included the beaded express siding, boxed cornice, window trims, and the original paint color.
The Studley House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. The Studley House

 
Erected 2012 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-229.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 38° 33.227′ N, 75° 34.145′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on East 6th Street just east of Spruce Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E 6th St, Laurel DE 19956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wooten-Truitt House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 511 Pine Street (about 300 feet away); Shepard House (about 400 feet away); 404 Pine Street (about 500 feet away); Gordy-Windsor House (about 500 feet away); 407 5th Street (about 600 feet away); 505 South Central Avenue (about 600 feet away); Christ United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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