Site of the Home of George Read

1747-1812. Member of Continental Congress and of Annapolis Convention. A framer of United States Constitution, which Delaware was first to ratify. Appointed first District Judge of Delaware by President Washington. Purchased this property 1793 as country home, naming it “Lombardy”. Buried at Tenth and Markets Streets, Wilmington. Reinterred 1921 at Masonic Home.

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LOCATION: 42 The Strand