Wheel of Fortune (house)
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune, HABS Photo, November 1982
|Location||South of Leipsic off Delaware Route 9, near Leipsic, Delaware|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||73000498|
|Added to NRHP||April 11, 1973|
Wheel of Fortune is a historic home located near Leipsic, Delaware. It was built in the 18th century, and is a two-story, five-bay, one room deep whitewashed brick dwelling in the Georgian style. It has a gable roof and the front facade features a one-bay entrance portico. It has a two-story rear wing, that originally contained a kitchen and servants quarters. Also on the property are a contributing meat house and milk house. The property was owned by Congressman John A. Nicholson (1827-1906) before 1888, and later by U.S. Senator James H. Hughes (1867-1953), who purchased it in 1910.
The house's name comes from a piece of land by the same name located along Muddy Branch south of Leipsic. While local lore claims the land was named as a play on owner John Chance's name, it was known as Wheel of Fortune at least three years before Chance acquired the land in 1738.
- National Park Service (March 13, 2009). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Vincent Rogers and Miss Rosemary Troy (August 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Wheel of Fortune" (PDF). National Park Service. and Accompanying five photos
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. DE-76, "Wheel of Fortune (House), State Route 9, Leipsic, Kent County, DE", 4 photos, 4 data pages, 1 photo caption page, supplemental material
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