The old Court House. The cupola is interesting in that it is the center of an arc 12 miles in diameter that forms the boundary between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Read the link for the story.
New Castle was the first important port on the Delaware River. The guide at the Court House mentioned that the river used to be a lot narrower. Here is the view down stream with some oil refinery on the New Jersey side off in the distance.
The view upstream to the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
On the left is Peter Stuyvesant who founded the settlement at New Castle and his companion is Earl De La Warr (Delaware). Apparently, De La Warr did not set foot in the land of the state that bears his name.
It's a very pretty little town with it's 'Green' leading to the old church.
The main street.
Some of the houses.
This is the floor of the Court House.
For a while the Court House was used for different purposes but it was restored.
I asked what this beam with a handle was and was told it was a beam with a handle. Logical, I suppose.
At one time, New Castle was quite busy since a ferry ran from the town to the Jersey side of the river. Some of the buildings had advertisements painted on their walls.
I liked the shape of this fence.
A train line used to run to New Castle. Not much remains.
A rumpty footpath.
More on the ferry. Click on the picture to read the story.
This was the alley. Note the advertisement on the left wall.
A mysterious alley.
The gardens of the George Read House.
The grand entrance to the house.
This is such a nice place to wander around. It's bigger than Chesapeake City and much older.
Interesting shape for a house.
A really rumpty foot path.
The other end of the 'Green'.
The old church. Some years ago we went on a night time tour of some of the historic houses and buildings at Christmas.
Now this is my idea of a good sign.
Naturally, the town is busy on summer weekends with lots of tourists. If you are in the area, New Castle is worth seeing.