Dudley Spencer House

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Dudley Spencer House (Laurel)
Dudley Spencer House is located in Delaware
Dudley Spencer House
Location 619 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates 39°46′25″N 75°31′1″W / 39.77361°N 75.51694°W / 39.77361; -75.51694Coordinates: 39°46′25″N 75°31′1″W / 39.77361°N 75.51694°W / 39.77361; -75.51694
Area 6.7 acres (2.7 ha)
Built 1956-1961
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Usonian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74000603[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1974

The Dudley Spencer House is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed Usonian home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Wright designed this home in 1956 and named it "Laurel". This house is of the hemicycle design, and is built of irregularly coursed fieldstone. This single story house has a flat roof with curvilinear extensions and windows under roof extensions. The interior fireplace and hearth serves as dominant structural and aesthetic element. Typical of Wright designs, the home successfully blends with the surrounding wooded environment. The Dudley Spencer house is private and not accessible to the public.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.402)

External links[edit]

External video
The Dudley Spencer House, WHYY-TV