The Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation will hold its next public meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, from 10 a.m. to Noon. The meeting will be conducted remotely, via internet on Zoom or by telephone. Go to the following for a complete meeting agenda.

During the meeting, State Review Board members will consider the nomination of the Robert Mitchell House, 1749 Old Wilmington Road, in Hockessin for submission to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. For additional information, go to the following: nomination synopsis, nomination form, list of figures and photos.

Photo of the Robert Mitchell House
Robert Mitchell House

The virtual meeting is being conducted in accordance with Delaware law relating to the Freedom of Information Act. As per Senate Bill 94, advisory bodies may hold virtual meetings under the condition that there is an anchor location that is open to the public. This meeting’s anchor location is the Buena Vista Conference Center, 661 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. Though the public is invited to attend in-person, limited seating is available, and reservations are required by calling 302-736-7417. In addition, masks and social distancing practices will be in effect.

Participants and guests are not required to download a special application to join the Zoom meeting. Just click on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86870842484, enter name and email address and click on Join Webinar. Participants may also listen to the meeting by phone by calling United States Toll +1-301-715-8592 and entering the following access code: 868 7084 2484.

Copies of the minutes will be made available upon request in accordance with the law. Written comments may be submitted prior to the meeting date. The public may also submit comments and questions online during the virtual meeting.

The Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation serves as an advisory body to the State Historic Preservation Officer, the State official who has been appointed by the governor to oversee and implement the State’s preservation policies in accordance with federal standards. State review boards were created to function primarily as professional bodies that can objectively evaluate the historic significance of properties and provide professional advice on historic preservation matters. In order to accomplish this, a majority of the members must meet minimum professional requirements established in regulation by the National Park Service and represent certain professional disciplines established by the National Historic Preservation Act and amplified in regulation by the National Park Service.

For additional information, please contact Madeline Dunn, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ National Register coordinator via e-mail at madeline.dunn@delaware.gov or by calling 302-736-7417.