Dudley Spencer House

Dudley Spencer House

Dudley Spencer House is located in Delaware
Dudley Spencer House
Location 619 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, Delaware
Area 6.7 acres (2.7 ha)
Built 1956-1961
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Usonian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74000603[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1974

The Dudley Spencer House, also called Laurel, is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed Usonian home at 619 Shipley Road in Wilmington, Delaware.

Wright designed this home in 1956 and named it "Laurel". This house is of the hemicycle design, and is built of irregularly coursed fieldstone. This single story house has a flat roof with curvilinear extensions and windows under roof extensions. The interior fireplace and hearth serves as dominant structural and aesthetic element. Typical of Wright designs, the home successfully blends with the surrounding wooded environment. The Dudley Spencer house is private and not accessible to the public. The house was built by its owner, Dudley Spencer, over a five-year period between 1956 and 1961.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Laurel". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 

Further reading

  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.402)

External links

  • The Dudley Spencer House, 2 videos, 8:49 and 3:12, WHYY-TV
  • S.402 Dudley Spencer Residence on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
  • All-Wright Site - Frank Lloyd Wright Building Guide - Delaware
  • The Dudley Spencer House