Devenney, Herbert (interviewee), Devenney, Edward (interviewee), Cammock, James (interviewee), Kindbeiter, James (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer), MacKenzie, Jill (interviewer), Harris, Linda (interviewer)
Transcript of joint interview in which living and working on the Brandywine is discussed while on Hagley property. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
The brick house known as Buck or Carson's Tavern was frequented by General George Washington in 1774 and as President on trips from Mount Vernon in Virginia to New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the early seats of government. Hessian General Knyphausen, attached to British General Howe's forces, stopped there in 1777. Upon the widening of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, the house was disassembled and reconstructed on a new nearby site in 1963.
The George Read House on the strand between Delaware and Harmony Streets was built by George Read, a U.S. District Attorney and son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The home was built in the Georgian style between 1797 and 1801.