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Meeteer House

 
 
Meeteer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
1. Meeteer House Marker
Inscription. In the late 18th century a paper mill was established by Thomas Meeteer on the banks of nearby White Clay Creek. In later years Thomas was succeeded in business by his sons Samuel and William. the property on which this house stands was purchased by the brothers in 1816. It is believed that the structure was built soon thereafter. By the 1820s the brothers were among the largest property owners in Mill Creek Hundred. The large and impressive nature of the home reflects the wealth and importance of its owners. In 1974, the property was purchased by the Stanley Yasik family and renovated for use as a funeral business. A well preserved example of the vernacular Federal style, the Meeteer House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-151.)
 
Location. 39° 41.724′ N, 75° 43.11′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Kirkwood Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Kirkwood Highway, Newark DE 19711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Judge Morris Estate ( approx. 0.7 miles away);
Meeteer House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. Meeteer House
a different marker also named The Judge Morris Estate ( approx. 0.8 miles away); St. John the Baptist Church ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Hiram Lodge No. 25 ( approx. 1.8 miles away); New Century Club ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Newark Academy ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Newark United Methodist Church ( approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
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Meeteer House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
3. Meeteer House
House is now occupied by the Yasik Funeral Home.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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