Pages Tagged With: "Preservation"

Gibraltar Easement Revision

The Gibraltar estate, located at the Northwest corner of Greenhill and Pennsylvania Avenues in Wilmington, Delaware and owned by Preservation Delaware, Inc. is subject to an easement owned by the State of Delaware to preserve the property that was purchased with funds from the Delaware Land and Water Conservation Fund and awarded by the Delaware […]




PLUS & Our Role in the Process

The Preliminary Land Use Service gives the State a chance to tell developers about its concerns over environmental, infrastructure, historical, and governmental costs posed by their proposed developments. It also gives the developers an early warning about any permits and standards they will be required to meet. The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is […]




Protection of Historic Properties

“Historic preservation involves recognizing places from our past that are important to the American people, caring for them, and then using them in ways that enrich all of our lives.” (From “A Heritage So Rich” by H. Ward Jandl, et al.) Historic preservation includes all of those activities that the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office […]




Historic Property Research Center Access

Ahead of time: Call 302-736-7400 for an appointment. The Center is open 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except on state holidays. Ask for your staff advisor, if you’re working with or for a federal or state agency or project. (This also applies if you or your client is applying for a federal […]




Cultural and Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)

CHRIS is a web-based geographic information mapping system developed to provide information on historic properties in Delaware and to assist with project and historic preservation planning. It includes a variety of features and information on Delaware’s historic and cultural resources. These resources include: National Historic Landmarks Buildings, sites and districts listed in the National Register […]




Research Topics

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in the State of Delaware, 1781-1783: Project Historian, Robert A. Selig, Ph.D.




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

Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park, and Fenwick Island State Park are homes to the eleven concrete towers built during World War II. “The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse Reservation” was turned over to the War Department in 1938. It was renamed Fort Miles in 1941 and after the war became an Army training base, […]




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. […]