Rockwood, 610 Shipley Road, Wilmington, New Castle County, DE
Significance: Designed for Joseph Shipley, a member of one of the leading Quaker mill-owning families in the area, Rockwood is an unusually complete and effective statement of early Victorian taste in the tradition of A.J. Downing and John Clauduius Loudon. The mansion house reflects both early Victorian romanticism and the picturesque merger of irregular architecture and naturalistic landscape. When taken in conjunction, the architecture, the plan, the garden and the remaining furnishings depict a total physical sensibility that is fast vanishing from America.
Survey number: HABS DE-186
Building/structure dates: 1855 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1856 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1912 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76000579