Maull House

Maull House (HMWZT)

Location: Lewes, DE 19958 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 46.889', W 75° 9.226'

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This house is believed to have been built by Samuel Paynter, a carpenter who purchased this property in 1737. Following its completion, the house and surrounding land was sold in 1741 to Luke Shields, a prominent bay and river pilot. The close proximity of the bay and safe harbor of nearby Lewes Creek made this a prime location for those who practiced the competitive piloting profession. This section of Lewes, then some distance from the village, was known as Pilot Town, reflecting the occupation of its residents.
The property was purchased by Thomas S. Maull in 1836. The house was expanded with the addition of the present rear wing circa 1890, and it remained in the possession of the Maull family until 1957. It was obtained by the Colonel David Hall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in 1962. The Maull House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
Marker NumberSC- 138
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Delaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486644 N 4292539
Decimal Degrees38.78148333, -75.15376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.889', W 75° 9.226'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 53.34" N, 75° 9' 13.56" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 534-548 Pilottown Rd, Lewes DE 19958, US
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