Timothy Hanson House
The Hanson House was an example of eighteenth century vernacular architecture in Dover, and was one of the last remaining wood frame buildings from this early period of Dover's history, when Water Street was the route to the St. Jones River where goods would be shipped and received. During its history, the building served as a home and a variety of commercial uses including storage for a creamery. Like other buildings that lined Water Street at that time, its early use was likely related to its close proximity to the river.
The structure remained until purchased in 2005 by DAR, which donated the structure to be relocated and restored.
Location. 39° 9.325′ N, 75° 31.182′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First State Heritage Park of Dover (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Legislative Hall - Delaware's Capitol Building (about 500 feet away); Revolutionary War Patriot John Banning (about 600 feet away); The Compass Rose (about 700 feet away); Charles Inglis (about 700 feet away); The Congressional Medal Of Honor (about 700 feet away); Liberty Bell Reproduction (about 700 feet away); The Bayonets of the Revolution (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
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