The Daily Delawhere – 5/15/2019

The most famous Du Pont mansion in Chateau Country is the massive Winterthur, off of Kennett Pike. The mansion was completed in 1842 in a French Renaissance style, and was the home of James A. & Evelina duPont Bidermann. Henry du Pont bought the house in 1867. The original house was quadrupled between 1901 and 1903, rising to 6 floors on the uphill side, and 8 floors on the downhill side. Henry Francis du Pont expanded it even more to house his growing furniture collection, and parts of demolished colonial houses furnished individual rooms. The house is now the greatest museum of American decorative arts in the world. Photo by xzmattzx.

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