Hendrickson House

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Hendrickson House

Hendrickson House is one of the oldest houses in the U.S. state of Delaware and one of the oldest surviving Swedish-American homes in the United States.

The house was originally built in 1690 in Chester, Pennsylvania as the home of Swedish farmer, Andrew Hendrickson and his wife, Brigitta Morton, who were both born in the New Sweden colony. In 1958 the house was moved to the Church Street Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places in Wilmington, Delaware (Bounded by Eighth, Locust, Seventh, and Church Sts.) The Hendrickson House is part of Old Swedes Historic Site, which includes Old Swedes Church (1698-99) and burial ground (1638), a National Historic Landmark.[1][2]

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  1. ^ http://www.colonialswedes.org/forefathers/hendrick.html
  2. ^ Great houses from the pages of the magazine Antiques, Constance M. Greiff (Pyne Press, 1973) http://books.google.com/books?id=8RhUAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s

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Coordinates: 39°44′19″N 75°32′29″W / 39.7385°N 75.5414°W / 39.7385; -75.5414