Vandyke-Heath House

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Vandyke-Heath House
Vandyke-Heath House is located in Delaware
Vandyke-Heath House
Vandyke-Heath House is located in the US
Vandyke-Heath House
Location Junction of Roads 458 and 459 in Appoquinimink Hundred, near Townsend, Delaware
Coordinates 39°21′26″N 75°44′53″W / 39.35722°N 75.74806°W / 39.35722; -75.74806Coordinates: 39°21′26″N 75°44′53″W / 39.35722°N 75.74806°W / 39.35722; -75.74806
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Architectural style Federal
MPS Dwellings of the Rural Elite in Central Delaware MPS
NRHP reference # 92001130[1]
Added to NRHP September 11, 1992

Vandyke-Heath House, also known as the Jacob C. Vandyke House, is a historic home located near Townsend, New Castle County, Delaware. The house was built in three stages. The earliest section dates to the late-18th century, and was a 1 1/2-story, three bay log structure measuring 16 feet by 21 feet. It was raised to a full two stories in the mid-19th century and a 2 1/2-story, two-bay frame wing was added. A two-story, two bay addition was built in the late-19th century. It is in the Federal style.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

On November 2, 2017, the structure suffered significant fire damage.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Bernard L. Herman, Rebecca J. Siders and Max Van Balgooy (1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Vandyke-Heath House". National Park Service.  and accompanying two photos
  3. ^ "Historic structure near Townsend went up in flames". delawareonline. Retrieved 2017-11-02.