Resident Curatorship Program

Delaware State Parks

(302) 739-9186

Lums Mill House
Lums Pond State Park

Special Considerations

Significant Elements to be Retained

As it stands today, Lums Mill House reflects the evolution of a house that was occupied from the second quarter of the 18th century into the 20th century. While the exterior now looks very similar to the way it appeared at the end of major construction in the early 19th century, the interior reflects alterations that were made in the latter half of the 19th century. The resident curator(s) should seek to preserve or duplicate the architectural elements that reflect this evolution including (but not restricted to) the following:

  1. Pent roofs on front and rear facades of original house
  2. Double hung windows (to be replaced with or copied from existing examples stored in the house)
  3. Existing roofline
  4. Interior carpentry details (to be replaced with or copied from existing examples still in place or stored in the house), including door and window trim, main staircase, interior doors, chair rail, baseboards and toe moldings
  5. Existing floor plan (see floor plans)

Land Consideration

The area of responsibility for the Lum Mill Pond resident curatorship will include the house and approximately 1 acre of land, much of it wooded. Any landscaping, including removal of trees and invasive species, must be done according to an approved landscape plan.