Delaware recently had
two historic sites added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Center
for Historic Architecture & Design authored both nominations as part of a
Certified Local Government grant for New Castle County for 2019.
The Isaac and Florence Budovitch
House in Wilmington (upper left) was listed on January 30, 2020, under Criterion C for its
mid-twentieth century Contemporary architecture. Designed by Edgar Tafel, who
studied under renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright as an original apprentice in Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship, the dwelling exhibits distinctive
Prairie School/Wrightian influence and characteristics of organic architecture
espoused by Wright. Built in 1955-56 by Ernest DiSabatino & Sons, it has
been virtually unaltered in the more than 60 years since its construction and
maintains exceedingly high levels of integrity.