McCoy House (Kirkwood, Delaware)

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McCoy House
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McCoy House (Kirkwood, Delaware) is located in Delaware
McCoy House (Kirkwood, Delaware)
McCoy House (Kirkwood, Delaware) is located in the US
McCoy House (Kirkwood, Delaware)
Location 4185 Kirkwood St. Georges Rd., Kirkwood, Delaware
Coordinates 39°33′36″N 75°40′37″W / 39.55996°N 75.67692°W / 39.55996; -75.67692Coordinates: 39°33′36″N 75°40′37″W / 39.55996°N 75.67692°W / 39.55996; -75.67692
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1892 (1892)–1897
Architect McCoy, Dr. John Cresap
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman, Other, English Arts and Crafts
NRHP reference # 73000512[1]
Added to NRHP April 24, 1973

McCoy House, also known as the AuClaire School and Gingerbread House, is a historic home located at Kirkwood, New Castle County, Delaware. It was built between 1892 and 1897, and is a 28-room, 2 1/2-story, six-bay, brick house. It features a wraparound verandah, steep gable roof, and is covered in brown glazed tiles imported from Belgium. It is considered one of the most unusual structures in the State of Delaware and reflects the builder's unique expression of the European Arts and Crafts movement.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Rosemary Troy and Richard Schmidt (July 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: McCoy House". National Park Service. and accompanying 10 photos

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