Louviers (Wilmington, Delaware)

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Louviers
Louviers (Wilmington, Delaware) is located in Delaware
Louviers (Wilmington, Delaware)
Louviers (Wilmington, Delaware) is located in the US
Louviers (Wilmington, Delaware)
Location 10 Black Gates Rd., Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates 39°47′8″N 75°34′20″W / 39.78556°N 75.57222°W / 39.78556; -75.57222Coordinates: 39°47′8″N 75°34′20″W / 39.78556°N 75.57222°W / 39.78556; -75.57222
Area 9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1833 (1833)
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 71000231[1]
Added to NRHP December 13, 1971

Louviers, also known as Upper Louviers and Black Gates, was a historic home located at Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. The original section was built in 1833, as a two-story stone dwelling measuring 31 feet, 8 inches, wide and 35 feet long. Additions were made in 1833, 1837, after 1837, and after 1901. The second addition included a third floor and the facade with Greek Revival style porch. Also located on the property are contributing gate houses and an iron bridge (1877) that joined Louviers to the powder yards. It was the home of Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont from 1837 to 1865.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1] The house has since been demolished, and its site incorporated into the DuPont Country Club, but the gate houses along Rockland Road and the iron bridge over the Brandywine remain.

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