Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1787/00/00 Construction begins on a State House to serve as Delaware's capitol building.
1791/05/00 Delaware's State House is completed. The geometrical staircase, designed by John Howe in 1791, was reproduced by restoration architects based on information derived from original documents and physical evidence found in the building.
1800/01/00 Delaware General Assembly, immediately upon convening in January 1800, resolved that a portrait be commissioned in consequence of the eventful and ever to be lamented death of the late illustrious chief and friend of America General George Washington. Death of George Washington
1802/00/00 Denis A Volozan's finished portrait of Gen Washington is transported aboard the sloop DOVE from Philadelphia to Dover Landing and delivered by horse and wagon to the State House. It hangs in the Senate chamber.
1815/00/00 Victor Marie du Pont Politician Soon after arriving in Delaware, Victor Marie du Pont is elected to represent New Castle County in the State House for the 1815, 1816 and 1817 sessions.
1816/00/00 Amelia Elizabeth du Pont Life By an act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware by which Amelia Elizabeth du Pont's marriage to Nathaniel Perkins, alias Nathaniel H Clifford, is dissolved. Their child, Gabrielle du Pont, is declared legitimate.
1816/00/00 Gabrielle Josephine du Pont Breck Life After an parent's marriage was annulled by an act of the General Assembly of Delaware, Gabrielle du Pont, is declared legitimate.
1821/00/00 Victor Marie du Pont Politician Victor Marie du Pont is elected to represent New Castle County in the State Senate for the 1821, 1822 and 1823 sessions.
1895/04/08 William Tharp Watson Work William T Watson begins work as the 49th Governor of Delaware, serving until 19 January 1897.
1933/00/00 The Delaware General Assembly re-locates from the Old State House to its new, more spacious, home in Legislative Hall.

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Particulars for Old Statehouse, Dover, DE:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Capitol
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 71000219
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1787, 1792, 1873
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Capitol
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: Capitol

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