American Vulcanized Fibre Company was the oldest-known, consolidated-commercial, manufacturer of vulcanized fibre in the world.
Historic Smyrna site was hit by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020.
Guest article by Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs archaeologist Stephanie Soder.
Work included cleaning, replacement of weather-damaged shutters and repainting all remaining window frames and shutters.
Rehoboth Beach landmark was built in 1929.
Project expected to be completed before summer’s end 2020.
Deteriorating section of the wall was cleaned and repointed.
Project began on June 22, 2020 and will continue for approximately one month.
Project will include cleaning, raking, repointing and repairing stone and brick on both sides of the wall.
Approaches to historic preservation, including legislation and community-based efforts, to be discussed.