Daily Delawhere – June 13, 2020

The Towers, on NW Front Street in North Milford. The house was built in the late 1700s. Residents included the poet John Lofland, and Governor William Burton. The Queen Anne-style flair was added in 1891, and was originally painted green and red. It was repainted in the 1980s to pink with purple accents, when it became a bed-and-breakfast. Photo by xzmattzx.

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1 comment on “Daily Delawhere – June 13, 2020

  1. Hop-Frog

    Lofland, celebrated as “the Milford Bard,” was said to have once bested Edgar Poe in an impromptu versification contest in a tavern in Baltimore. He ended his days in Wilmington, and is buried in the tiny churchyard of the Parish of Saints Andrew and Matthew there. Legend has it that he was buried standing up because he couldn’t afford a full gravesite, but his grave is unmarked — though he is commemorated in a bronze plaque on a nearby wall.

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