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Buena Vista (St. Georges, Delaware)

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Built  1845 (1845)-1847
Opened  1847
Area  21 ha
Architect  R. Brognard Okie
NRHP Reference #  71000228
Floors  2
Added to NRHP  16 April 1971
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Location  661 South DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware
Architectural style  Greek Revival architecture
Similar  Pea Patch Island, Fort DuPont State Park, Finns Point, Fort Delaware, Delaware Art Museum

Buena Vista is a historic home located at New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware. It was built between 1845 and 1847, and is a two-story, five bay, brick dwelling in the Greek Revival style. It has a service wing and a long wing designed by noted architect R. Brognard Okie containing a long hall and library. It features a full width verandah supported by Doric order columns. It was the home of U.S. Senator and Secretary of State John M. Clayton (1796-1856) and U.S. Senator and Delaware Governor C. Douglass Buck (1890-1965), who donated it to the State of Delaware. It is operated as the Buena Vista Conference Center by the State of Delaware.

The estate originally was named in commemoration of the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

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Buena Vista (St. Georges, Delaware) Wikipedia


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