10 Staggering Photos Of An Abandoned Mansion Hiding In Delaware

The Jehu Reed house is hidden in plan sight, right at the intersection of Bowers Beach Rd and Route One (Bay Rd) in Little Heaven, Delaware. This landmark and historic building is often overlooked by people who pass it, whether they drive by daily or just once a year for vacation. The house itself has a rich history and, very unfortunately, is facing imminent demolition.

The Jehu Reed House is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and when the bulldozers move in, we’ll be losing yet another piece of the First State’s incredible history. Luckily, several Delaware photographers have recognized the significance of the house, and in an effort to preserve its history, have extensively photographed the mansion and its grounds.

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The Jehu Reed house is not the only abandoned structure in Delaware, of course. Bancroft Mills is perhaps the most well know, but we even have an abandoned amusement park that’s turned into a regular park! What are your favorite abandoned places in the First State? Are there any that we absolutely must check out?