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Claymont in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Darley House

 
 
The Darley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. The Darley House Marker
Inscription. The home of world-renowned illustrator Felix O.C. Darley (1822-1888). Built in the late 18th century and enlarged several times during the first half of the 19th century, the house was purchased by Darley in 1863 and renamed "The Wren's Nest." During his career, Darley illustrated books for Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens and James Fenimore Cooper. Two of his most notable works were Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Charles Dickens visited here for two weeks during his triumphant tour of America in 1867. This house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
 
Erected 1993 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number NC-91.)
 
Location. 39° 48.279′ N, 75° 27.251′ W. Marker is in Claymont, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Philadelphia Pike (U.S. 13) and Darley Road, on the left when traveling north on Philadelphia Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claymont DE 19703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Claymont Stone School (a few steps from this marker); Church of the Ascension (within shouting distance
The Darley House Marker Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 13, 2012
2. The Darley House Marker Roadside
of this marker); Archmere (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Claymont High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mother Catherine Rosarii (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grubb/Worth Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hickman Row (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claymont.
 
Also see . . .  Felix O.C. Darley website. Who created the first Santa Claus? Thomas Nast or Felix Darley (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
The Darley House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
3. The Darley House
The Darley House image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 13, 2012
4. The Darley House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,687 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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