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Property Name Evans-West House
Reference Number 15000844
State Delaware
County Sussex
Town Ocean View
Street Address 40 West Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 12/1/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Evans-West House is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the local level under Criterion C. Under Criterion C, the Evans-West House represents a vernacular interpretation of the Late Victorian-Gothic Revival style architecture with minimal alterations. The modest dwelling, barn, storage shed, and star-shaped daffodil garden represent an early 20th century domestic complex which is not duplicated in Ocean View or within the surrounding area. The period of significance, 1900-1904, encompasses the timeframe between the construction of the barn (1900) and the planting of the starshaped daffodil garden (1904). Preparation of this nomination complements the Delaware State Historic Preservation Plan, which encourages the survey of cultural resources with a concentration of 20th century buildings. The compilation of historical information and the collection of oral history communicated by family descendants yielded a cache of information which offers a personal perspective about life in Ocean View during the early twentieth century.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria