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 Pages Tagged With: "Preservation"

Abbott’s Mill

Abbott’s Mill is located two miles southwest of Milford. The mill was added to the National Register on May 17, 1979. Milling was once a major part of the agricultural economy in Delaware. Anywhere that it was possible, a mill existed because grains such as wheat and corn were the chief crops. It has survived […]




Fire Control Towers

Fort Miles was constructed using $22 million. It was said to have been not only highly secure, but highly secretive. In 1972, Courtland W. Warrington wrote in “A Mighty Fort Called Miles” that it was “a huge fortress concealed deep in the sand dunes.” The towers were obviously built above ground, but bunkers heavily loaded […]




Indian River Life Saving Station

In 1872 Congress established the Life-Saving Service, and the plans for the structure were drawn two years later by the federal government. The station at Indian River was not the only building to be constructed under the plan; four stations were in operation by 1882. Originally the station was located beyond the dunes on the […]




Milford Railroad Station

Located along the railroad tracks in Milford, the station is no longer used by the freight line which runs directly behind it. The property was first shown on an atlas in 1859. It consisted of a turntable, an engine house, and a dip. Nine years later, the Beer’s Atlas displayed the engine house and station. […]




Todd House

Home of the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office The Todd House, located at 15 The Green in Dover, was built in 1859 by Henry Todd. Mr. Todd owned the two brick buildings on the northeast side of the Green, now known as the Kirk and Short Buildings, for seventeen years. Both properties are listed in […]




Delaware State Review Board

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, set up the federal-state partnership program in historic preservation. It requires that each state maintain a qualified State Review Board as the advisory body to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). The SHPO is the state official appointed by the governor to oversee and implement the […]




National Historic Landmarks

  Less than 2,500 historical places bear this national distinction. Thirteen of these unique landmarks are located in the state of Delaware. The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs owns three of these properties—Fort Christina in Wilmington, the New Castle Court House in New Castle and the John Dickinson Plantation near Dover—all of which are […]




Unmarked Human Remains

Discovery of Forgotten Burials and Cemeteries What if you uncover or see remains that you think are human?First, leave them in place if at all possible. If you think the remains are recent in origin, perhaps due to accident or criminal action, notify the police (911) immediately. If not, call the Division of Historical and […]




Cemeteries

In Delaware, many prominent historical cemeteries such as Dover’s John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Cemetery and Wilmington’s Riverview Cemetery (maintained respectively by the Dover Air Force Base and the Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery) have been preserved due to the efforts of governmental agencies, private organizations and individuals. Other historical cemeteries, unfortunately, are vulnerable to the […]




Research Information

  Cultural Resource Reports on File at State Historic Preservation Office Bibliography of Developed Historic Contexts Research Topics Geographic Information System Research Data Vernacular Architecture Newsletter Bibliography





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