900 Washington Street, New Castle, DE 19720-6000 $434,900

Beds/Baths: 4/3.0
Interior Sq. Ft: 2,425
Acreage: 0.52
Age:289 years
Style:
Colonial
MLS#: DENC484430
Mobile#: 8709
Subdivision: Washington Park
Design/Type:
Detached

Description

You can become a part of local and national history! The public often does not step in and rally to save one of Delaware's historic treasures until it is threatened with demolition. Here is your chance to go down in the history books BEFORE this home is endangered. Stonum, a National Historic Landmark property was once the country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Crown Attorney General, member of Delaware Assembly, Continental Congress, President of Delaware 1777, Judge of Admiralty, member of Constitutional Convention, U. S. Senator, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Delaware 1793. Although Read had a house on the Strand, Stonum was his country house which reached down to the Delaware River. Frequent flooding of this marshland requiring constant repair of embankments; he sold the land in 1789 . The oldest section which was the original kitchen dates to 1730 (left side on back of house). The 9th St. front probably dates to prior to 1769 and once offered a view of the River (now seen from 3rd floor windows). A front porch is seen in a c. 1910 photo, being replaced in the 1930's by the present with block pillars. In 1850 the section to the right side of the back was added. The Historic American Building Survey report from 1936 found noteworthy original features including corner fireplaces, detailed woodwork, elegant mantles, 1 1/2" red pine flooring, a exterior wooden cornice and 9 over 9 windows on the facade. At some point in the mid 20th century, 3 apartments were created inside the house and the 9' doorway from the 1730 to the 1769 section was blocked off, as was the doorway with fanlight window leading to the main staircase (recently re-opened). Small kitchens and baths remain in the front section on the 1st and 2nd floor.

Sitting Room: 14 X 17 - Main
Living Room: 16 X 18 - Main
Kitchen: 11 X 13 - Upper 1
Bedroom 1: 17 X 17 - Upper 1
Bedroom 2: 10 X 17 - Upper 2
Bedroom 3: 15 X 18 - Upper 2
Kitchen: 10 X 13 - Main
Dining Room: 13 X 14 - Main
Bedroom 4: 16 X 14 - Upper 1

Taxes: $2,500
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: Y
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Colonial
Elem. School: Downie Mid. School: Calvin R. Mccullough High School: William Penn

Features

Water
Water Oriented: Yes; Water Front: No; Water Access: No; Water Body Type: River;

Utilities
Radiator Heating, Natural Gas, Wall Unit Cooling, Electric, Hot Water - Electric, Community Water, Public Sewer, 100 Amp Service, Basement Laundry, Main Floor Laundry

Garage/Parking
Detached Garage, Parking Lot, Garage - Front Entry, Oversized, Asphalt Driveway, Detached Garage Spaces #: 3;

Interior
Chair Railings, Stain/Lead Glass, Wainscotting, Wood Floors, Additional Stairway, Interior Access Basement, Outside Entrance Basement, Partial , Hardwood Flooring, Mantel(s), Corner Fireplace, Dry Wall, Plaster Walls, Double Hung Windows

Exterior
Stone Foundation, Asphalt Roof, Brick Exterior, Stone Exterior, Porch(es), Outbuilding(s), Satellite Dish

Lot
Black Top Road

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Public Elementary (11 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Downie (Carrie) Elementary School Colonial School District K-5 New Castle 0.27 mi
Family Foundations Academy Family Foundations Academy K-4 New Castle 0.27 mi
New Castle Elementary Colonial School District K-5 New Castle 0.38 mi
Castle Hills Elementary School Colonial School District Preschool-5 New Castle 1.48 mi
Wilmington Manor Elementary School Colonial School District K-5 New Castle 1.72 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool-12 New Castle 2.16 mi
Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary School Colonial School District K-5 New Castle 2.19 mi
Pleasantville Elementary School Colonial School District K-5 New Castle 2.62 mi
Richey Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K-5 Wilmington 4.26 mi
Richardson Park Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K-5 Wilmington 4.48 mi
Jones (Albert H.) Elementary School Christina School District K-5 Christiana 4.65 mi

Public Middle (4 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Read (George) Middle School Colonial School District 6-8 New Castle 1.33 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool-12 New Castle 2.16 mi
Mccullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School Colonial School District 6-8 New Castle 2.79 mi
Conrad Schools Of Science Red Clay Consolidated School District 6-12 Wilmington 4.52 mi

Public High (4 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Penn (William) High School Colonial School District 9-12 New Castle 0.8 mi
Leach (John G.) School Colonial School District Preschool-12 New Castle 2.16 mi
Delaware Military Academy Delaware Military Academy 9-12 Wilmington 4.26 mi
Conrad Schools Of Science Red Clay Consolidated School District 6-12 Wilmington 4.52 mi

Private (2 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Fairwinds Christian School Preschool-12 Bear 3.87 mi
Great New Beginnings Preschool-Preschool Bear 4.77 mi

Catholic (2 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
St. Peter Catholic School Diocese Of Wilmington Preschool-8 New Castle 0.65 mi
Serviam Girls Academy Diocese Of Wilmington 5-8 New Castle 2.89 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for New Castle(19720), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Daytime population in this area: 76,649
  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 23
  • Average salary of people in this community: $52,190
  • Closest Major Airport: New Castle
  • Closest Major Sports Teams: Wilmington Blue Rocks (A)

Community Summary

  • Population Growth (since 2010): 3.14%
  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 1,647
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.73
  • Households w/ Children: 29%
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 0%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 15,391 (65.8%)
  • Rented: 6,631 (28.3%)
  • Vacant: 1,375 (5.9%)
  • Total: 23,397

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 61,110
Households: 22,022
Median Age: 38.28

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

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Education

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Educational Climate Index: 4 (1 = Low, 5 = High)

Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 4.9%
  • Some High School: 8.7%
  • High School Graduate: 35.9%
  • Some College: 24.9%
  • Associate Degree: 7.3%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 12.4%
  • Graduate Degree: 5.9%

Workforce

  • White Collar: 59%
  • Blue Collar: 41%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $56,551

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Studio: $845
  • One Bedroom: $1,003
  • Two Bedroom: $1,211
  • Three Bedroom: $1,515
  • Four Bedroom: $1,686

Crime

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900 Washington Street, New Castle, DE 19720-6000

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