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    • Site of Graining Mill

    • Mills; Boathouses;
    • "This site is thought to be near the site of the graining mill of the original plant of 1802-3. A 1904 map identifies it as a boat house of frame construction. It is thought that the boats stored in it were used by members of the du Pont...
    • Site of Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gearing;
    • "This structure appears to be on or near the downstream part of the sawmill originally on this site that straddled the adjacent wheelrace. The structure shown on this site is not shown on any map earlier than the 1903 one. The site is that of part...
    • Site of Coal House

    • Storage facilities;
    • "A new coal house was built in the upper yard in 1845,and this may be the one shown in a 1854 map on or near this site and identified as the 'little coal house.' A structure labeled as coal house was on the site in the late 19th century and by 1917...
    • Press House Site

    • Mills; Sites;
    • "This building, or another building on this site, was called the 'new grainery' in 1834, at which time it was valued at $1200. It was a press house by February 25, 1865, when its explosion crippled powder production for a while. It was a wooden...
    • Site of Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "The first building on or near this site seems to have been a frame built magazine. This was replaced between 1818 and 1826 by a graining mill and press house, which were later replaced by the glaze mill that occupied the site until World War I,...
    • Site of Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "A pulverizing mill was built on or near this site in 1803. It was destroyed in the 1818 explosion and rebuilt. There is no information when its function was changed, but a 1904 map identifies it as a glazing mill."
    • Site of Unidentified Building

    • Rocks;
    • "Unknown. Maps of the early 20th century show a stone structure on or near this site. From its location near the barn it is inferred that it was associated with farming operations. William F. Flanigan, in an interview, noted the presence in the...
    • Blacksmith Shop and Storehouse Site

    • Forge shops; Storage facilities; Foundries; Dwellings;
    • "It is not known when the stone blacksmith's shop was built, but it was in existence on the present site in 1834, when it was valued at $1000. At that time part of the building was an iron shop, part a foundry. It was originally much larger than it...
    • Remains of Unidentified Structure

    • Mills; Sawmills;
    • "This structure appears to be on or near the site of the sawmill built by Jacob Broom, 1795-97. When the Broom sawmill was removed in 1815, a granulating mill (the "coffee mill") was erected on its site. Since at the same time a sulphur mill was...
    • Site of Saltpeter Storage Building

    • Storage facilities; Explosives;
    • "In the late 19th century, the building on this site was identified as a storehouse. Previous history unknown. On the 1903 map, it is shown as 'soda house,' and on the 1904 map as 'potash store.' It remained in use for storage until the plant...
    • 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...
    • Flash Wall

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    • "A rest house for workmen, and where powder cars would be temporarily halted between operations, was located on lower side of embankment now circled by road turn-around for vehicles. It was a long narrow wooden structure following course of the...
    • Site of Yard Office

    • Mills; Testing;
    • "The date of construction is unknown. It was in existence before Colonel H. A. du Pont became associated with the management of the company about 1876. It was wrecked in the 1890 explosion at which time it was in use as the specific gravity test...
    • Site of Lesmok Dry House

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "The site of the glazing mill of the original plant. Described as wood framed, the building was destroyed in the 1818 explosion and was rebuilt (in stone?). A building identified as the "old glazing mill" is shown on a 1909 map. At some time...
    • Site of Eagle Pack House

    • Mills;
    • "This structure seems to have been built between 1818 and 1826. Prior to 1818, the site was occupied by a frame structure described as 'small barrel magazine.' After 1826, the stone structure on this site is consistently referred to by the name...
    • Crane Hook church markers

    • Monuments & memorials; Historic sites;
    • Crane Hook Church was built by the Swedes at the mouth of the Christiana River, and used until 1698 when Old Swedes Church was built. In 1896, the Historical Society of Delaware marked the site of Crane Hook with a stone monument. It is inscribed...

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