Pages Tagged With: "Preservation"

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

This designation, determined by the U.S. secretary of the interior, recognizes certain historic places for their exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. 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 […]




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 […]




Cemeteries

Cemeteries are essential elements of societies’ collective history, providing fascinating insight into past burial customs, religious beliefs, cultural and ethnic influences, community origins and development, and landscape design principles. Although virtually every remnant from the beginnings of a town or city may be lost, cemeteries often remain as some of the last tangible links to […]




Research Information

Cultural Resource Reports on File at State Historic Preservation Office Bibliography of Developed Historic Contexts Geographic Information System Research Data Vernacular Architecture Newsletter Bibliography The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route in the State of Delaware, 1781-1783: Project Historian, Robert A. Selig, Ph.D.




Tax Credit Success Stories

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 […]




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 expenditures. An income-producing property may encompass commercial […]