Ashley Mansion

Ashley Mansion (HM8S9)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19804 New Castle County
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N 39° 43.779', W 75° 35.029'

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Ashton Richardson built Ashley Mansion in 1804 on land he inherited from his father. A prominent Quaker, Ashton Richardson owned several milling operations and was considered one of the most eligible bachelors in the area. after marrying in 1807, Richardson and his wife Mary occupied the house until their deaths in the early 1850's. Ashley Mansion remained in the Richardson family until 1899, when the property was sold. In 1916 the house was purchased by Jefferson D. Chalfant, the acclaimed still-life painter. Chalfant used one wing of the house for a studio, where he produced many of the works that brought him national attention.
HM NumberHM8S9
Marker NumberNC-96
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 449969 N 4397914
Decimal Degrees39.72965000, -75.58381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 43.779', W 75° 35.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 43' 46.74" N, 75° 35' 1.74" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 N Maryland Ave, Wilmington DE 19804, US
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