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  • Date: 1961-09
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    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This stone mill was built in 1814, and its early use is unknown, but it was possibly used as a stamping mill, the precursor of the rolling mill. It was rebuilt in 1828 as a rolling mill and in 1834 was used for incorporating 'Eagle,' the high...
    • Hydro-Electric Plant

    • Power plants; Foundations;
    • "According to Edward L. Bader this plant was constructed in 1891-92 by Francis Gurney and Alfred I. du Pont; however, date is given as 1898 in Allan J. Henry, ed., Life of Alexis I. du Pont, II, p. 34. It was a two-story frame building with three...
    • Drying Table Area

    • Ordnance industry; Sites; Gunpowder;
    • "This raised area reached by stone steps seems to have had a long history as a drying table area where the powder was spread on long wooden tables to dry. There is no indication that there were ever any buildings on this site. There is, however,...
    • Gate House and Centennial Gates

    • Gatehouses; Gates;
    • "Gates of 1886-1904 were located a distance upstream from present gates, approximately where Squirrel Run flows under the road. Before 1886 the gates were located several hundred yards above the present museum building. Alfred I. du Pont,...
    • Pump House Site

    • Pumping stations; Sites;
    • "This was a small sheet-iron structure built over the turbine that provided power for the pump that worked the hydraulic press. A cave-in recently disclosed a deep hole with a brick-arched tunnel below and a large room at bottom. The pipe from the...
    • Belin House

    • Dwellings;
    • "The old part of this frame house was built about 1810 and later was used by the bark mill people (Cardon?) as a dwelling. The two wings were later additions. During most of nineteenth century the house was used by the chief accountants of the...
    • The Lady Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "Known as 'lady mill' primarily because of small size. Sometimes it was used as an experimental rolling mill. Stone construction."
    • Birkenhead Dam and Gates

    • Dams; Gates; Rivers;
    • "Francis Gurney du Pont made extensive alterations to this dam in 1896. The upper stone wall and race gates were added, and the section of the dam between the new (upper) and the old (lower) gates was made into what is essentially a racewall."
    • Elevator Site

    • Elevators; Sites;
    • "Used to raise cars ten feet to the upper track level, because of the steep grade; the elevator was a wood and metal structure."
    • Oil Storage House

    • Storage facilities;
    • "This stone building was an oil storage house and utility building. It has been commonly, but mistakenly, known since 1952 as the "change house." There is no evidence that it was ever the change house, and there is good evidence that building H-43...
    • 1876 Gates

    • Gates;
    • "Located next to blacksmith's shop, and put there partly as a barrier to sledding by children, which constituted a safety hazard. Controlled access to yard from residential areas of Free Park and Squirrel Run Village. Gate posts were of stone."
    • Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "There are many references to glaze mills in Hagley yard but it is not possible to say with any certainty which refer to this particular mill. It is known that in 1873 it had one 16-hp wheel. It is of stone construction."
    • Charge House

    • Storage facilities;
    • "Charcoal and sodium nitrate were brought in cars to this plant for preliminary mixing of soda powder. Sometimes powder from the roll mills was brought to this building and stored in one end of it until the press room was ready for it. Building was...
    • Lumber House - Site

    • Lumber industry; Storage facilities;
    • "Area in front of lumber house was where carpenters and millwrights constructed oak water wheels in sections. Building was of frame construction."
    • Packing House - Site

    • Ordnance industry; Gunpowder; Foundations;
    • "This was an all-frame structure built parallel to the road, with stone buttresses at each end. It was about 70 feet long and had a rubberoid tar-paper roof. The upstream portion of the building was used for keg storage; the middle area was used...

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