Corbit–Sharp House

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Corbit–Sharp House
Corbit-Sharp House in 2016.jpg
Corbit–Sharp House in May, 2016
Corbit–Sharp House is located in Delaware
Corbit–Sharp House
Corbit–Sharp House is located in the US
Corbit–Sharp House
Location 118 Main St., Odessa, Delaware
Coordinates 39°27′14″N 75°39′25″W / 39.45391°N 75.65694°W / 39.45391; -75.65694Coordinates: 39°27′14″N 75°39′25″W / 39.45391°N 75.65694°W / 39.45391; -75.65694
Built 1772
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 67000004
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 24, 1967[1]
Designated NHLDCP December 24, 1967[2]

Corbit–Sharp House is a historic home located at 118 Main Street in Odessa, Delaware. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1967, and is included in the Odessa Historic District.[2][3]

Interior of the house around Christmastime, 1970

The Corbit–Sharp House is a historic house museum that is owned and operated by Historic Houses of Odessa. Furnished for the late 18th century period, the house is one of five historic properties that can be toured. Other properties managed by the organization include the 1769 Wilson–Warner House, 1700 Collins–Sharp House, 1822 Brick Hotel, and 1853 Odessa Bank. Tours are given from March through December.

William Corbit, a prominent local tanner, built the Georgian house in 1774.[4] The house remained in the family until 1938, when it was purchased by Rodney Sharp, who restored the house and several other historically significant buildings in the town.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Corbit–Sharp House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  3. ^ Patricia Heintzelman and Charles Snell (December 13, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination: Corbit–Sharp House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 5 photos, exterior and interior, from 1967 and 1974 (2.38 MB)
  4. ^ Historic Odessa, Tours

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