The Queen Anne Victorian at 210 Savannah Road in Lewes, DE has stood tall for over 100 years. Built in 1899, Captain W. “Diver” Johnston at the age of 52 collaborated with his business partner (William H. Virden) to build a beautiful new house for him and his wife, Isabella. Records indicate that he paid $400 for the entire lot, one of the most prominent sites in downtown Lewes.Over the next 100 years, the Victorian structure built in the style of Eastlake, an English architect, served as a home for many families, including longtime Lewes Mayor, Otis Smith.
The team at Raas is proud to continue the story of the Queen Anne Victorian. Each chapter of the building’s history has added to its charm and we at Raas are excited for its next chapter.
CELEBRATION OF FOOD & CULTURE
Our team’s interpretation of the word "Raas" is a celebration of food and culture while showcasing the medicinal value of Indian cuisine.
TRADITIONAL FOLK DANCE
Raas is a traditional folk dance from Gujarat, India, performed during festivals and celebrations. It is a circle dance performed with dandiya (a pair of colorfully decorated sticks) and rotating partners.
Raas is also a medical acronym for the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system, the hormonal system responsible for blood pressure, fluid, and electrolyte balance in our bodies.