Buena Vista (St. Georges, Delaware)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Buena Vista
Buena Vista, U.S. Route 13, South of U.S. Route 40, Tybouts Corner, New Castle County, DE.jpg
Buena Vista, HABS Photo, June 1982
Buena Vista (St. Georges, Delaware) is located in Delaware
Buena Vista (St. Georges, Delaware)
Location 661 South DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware
Coordinates 39°38′06″N 75°38′14″W / 39.63500°N 75.63722°W / 39.63500; -75.63722Coordinates: 39°38′06″N 75°38′14″W / 39.63500°N 75.63722°W / 39.63500; -75.63722
Area 52 acres (21 ha)
Built 1845 (1845)-1847
Architect Okie, R. Brognard
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 71000228[1]
Added to NRHP April 16, 1971

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.[2][3] It is operated as the Buena Vista Conference Center by the State of Delaware.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Leon deValinger, Jr. (January 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Buena Vista" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying four photos
  3. ^ Buena Vista Conference Center

External links[edit]