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

David Hall House

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
1. David Hall House Marker
Inscription. This house was the home of Colonel David Hall (1752-1817), patriot of the Revolution and Governor of Delaware. Devoted to the struggle for American Independence, he enlisted in the Continental Army in 1776 and was commissioned as a Captain in the Delaware Regiment. He served with distinction at Long Island and White Plains before his promotion to Colonel and commanding officer of the Regiment in April, 1777. He was subsequently wounded at the Battle of Germantown. An active participant in post-war political affairs. Hall was a member of the state legislature and an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1798. In 1801 he became the first member of the emerging Democratic Party to be elected Governor of Delaware. The front portion of the home in which he lived is believed to have been constructed by his grandfather, Nathaniel Hall, circa 1730. Evidence suggests that the rear wing was added in the early 19th century. The Hall House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-219.)
 
Location. 38° 46.441′ N, 75° 8.328′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Kings Highway (U.S.
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By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
2. David Hall House
9) near 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H.M. Brig DeBraak (a few steps from this marker); Zwaanendael House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Zwaanendael Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewes Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New Devon Inn (about 600 feet away); Lewes-Rehoboth Canal (about 600 feet away); Dodds Corner (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Regarding David Hall House. National Register of Historic Places:
Hall, Col. David, House ** (added 1976 - Building - #76000585)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering, Person
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: No Style Listed
Historic Person: Hall,Col. David
Area of Significance: Military, Politics/Government, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
3. David Hall House, seen today
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Historic American Buildings Survey Cortlandt Van Dyke Hubbard, June 1960
4. David Hall House
Historic American Engineering Record: HABS DEL,3-LEW,7-1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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