Tuesday 12 June 2012: Houses of Wilmington #22
The Edward Savage House (1851)
It has been difficult to capture this house because of the ugly wires, the parked cars, and the trees. Today, the cars were gone, so at least I had a clear view of the wires through the trees.
This house is at 120 S. Third Street, directly next to the Latimer House. Elizabeth Latimer's brother built the house for his bride, a Contessa from Puerto Rico. She did not care for Wilmington and actually never lived there. The cast ironwork was copied from the Italian houses of Tuscany, where the vines grow over the canopy.
The Italianate style was very popular here in Wilmington.