Middletown Historic District (Middletown, Delaware)

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Middletown Historic District
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Middletown Historic District, March 2010
Middletown Historic District (Middletown, Delaware) is located in Delaware
Middletown Historic District (Middletown, Delaware)
Middletown Historic District (Middletown, Delaware) is located in the US
Middletown Historic District (Middletown, Delaware)
Location Roughly bounded by Redding, Scott, Lockwood, and Catherine Sts., Middletown, Delaware
Coordinates 39°26′59″N 75°43′00″W / 39.44972°N 75.71667°W / 39.44972; -75.71667Coordinates: 39°26′59″N 75°43′00″W / 39.44972°N 75.71667°W / 39.44972; -75.71667
Area 51 acres (21 ha)
Built 1855 (1855)
Architectural style Late Victorian, Federal, Eclectic
NRHP reference # 78000896[1]
Added to NRHP October 4, 1978

Middletown Historic District is a national historic district located at Middletown, New Castle County, Delaware. It encompasses 187 contributing buildings in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of Middletown. It is centered on the Middletown crossroads established in the 17th century. Residential buildings include notable examples of the Late Victorian and Federal styles. Notable non-residential buildings include the Witherspoon Inn (1761), S. M. Reynolds and Company (1871), Delaware Trust Company (1918), People's National Bank (1884), and Forest Presbyterian Church (1851). Also located in the district is the separately listed Middletown Academy or Town Hall (1827).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]