|Abram Chandler House|
The DelDot report goes no further than stating that the house was in place by 1871, citing an inscription in a window with that date. I, however, think I can push the date back a few years, as a house is shown in this location on the 1868 Beers map. Whatever the exact date, suffice it to say the house was built in the mid to late 1860's. The ornamental iron-work porch shown in the picture above was not original to the house, but was added sometime in the early 1900's. Also of note, the small concrete wall also shown in the picture is actually the bridge that once carried Old Milltown Road across the millrace leading to the mill. Below is a section of the 1868 map showing the area.