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The Jacob Broom House, which is found at New Castle County, has become a Delaware landmark for being the only surviving construction piece linked to Jacob Broom. Located near the Brandywine River, politician Jacob Bloom put up this structure in 1790 as his home. The house, which was also quite near his cotton mill, became his residence until 1802.

The 2.5 story-house boasting of stone-stucco construction is still in its amazing form as it maintains its main entrance and distinct sections. Some of its highlights include ionic columns at the front porch, a lookout made of glass and elliptical dormers on the gable roof, and a brick chimney on its ridge.

It was further enhanced and enlarged in the 1900's. A north wing was built and some intricate design was added to its first section. Much later, these last two additions were taken out the as the southern area got the present wing emphasizing on simplicity.
Currently, the house is a private residence and is closed to the public.
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