Save the date for opportunities to be a partner in crafting a new interpretive plan for the Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site.
State Historic Preservation Office Contact Information This document is a directory of who to contact in the State Historic Preservation Office. Protection of Historic Properties This section includes information about federal and state laws and regulations relating to preservation of historic properties, including working with Section 106, assessing visual effects and easement/covenant resources. Preservation Tax […]
State Historic Preservation Office announces Delaware’s newest listings in the National Register of Historic Places
New listings include the Downtown Harrington Historic District, the Richard Allen School and the Taylor’s Bridge School.
Board will review a National Register of Historic Places nomination for Dauneport, a historic New Castle County property.
The Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation will meet at the Center for Material Culture on Jan. 17.
Delaware Historic Preservation Tax Credit projects are taking place in every county in Delaware. This gallery is a sampling of the more than seventy-five projects that have received tax credits since the program was initiated in 2001. Click the thumbnail images for information on each project and a larger picture. For guidelines and other program […]
About the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentive Program The Federal Rehabilitation Tax Incentive Program for historic buildings has catalyzed the revitalization of downtowns and entire neighborhoods as well as the rehabilitation of individual landmarks. The program permits the owner of an income-producing historic building to seek an income-tax credit equal to 20% of the qualified rehabilitation […]
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 […]
Built in 1907, the structure later served as town hall for over six decades.
The Florence and Isaac Budovitch House, and the Newark Union Church and Cemetery, are both located in New Castle County north of Wilmington.
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 […]
“Welcome! Come see what HCA has to offer.” Preserving Delaware’s heritage and showcasing the historic legacy of our state are the guiding principles of our agency. Through active historic preservation efforts, engaging educational programs, stimulating exhibits, and superior customer service, the Division is committed to enhancing Delaware’s quality of life by helping people connect with […]
Historic Smyrna site was hit by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020.
American Vulcanized Fibre Company was the oldest-known, consolidated-commercial, manufacturer of vulcanized fibre in the world.
Learn more about historical preservation in the First State in this Q&A with Delaware’s Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.