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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 materials linked to this page provide guidance on how to carry out and report on architectural and archaeological surveys in Delaware. What is a survey? Survey is the physical search for and recording of historic buildings, structures, archaeological sites and other types of cultural resources. Survey includes background research, fieldwork and writing reports. Fieldwork […]
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 […]
The Delaware State Review Board National Register of Historic Places GIS: Searching for Historic Places on the Register National Historic Landmarks in Delaware
Overview Delaware’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program assists in preserving and rehabilitating historic buildings throughout Delaware. Applicants may be eligible for tax credits for rehabilitation work on properties that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or are certified as contributing to a listed historic district. The rehabilitation work must meet the Secretary […]
Certified Local Governments Consultants Listing Partners in Preservation: Planning for the Future—Delaware’s Historic Preservation Plan, 2018–2022 Single Page version of Preservation Plan for printing.
The Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs maintains a listing of network contacts that can assist the public with matters relating to archaeology and preservation. If you find a contact to be inaccurate, please contact us at (302) 736-7400. Resources Archaeology Contact Network Preservation Contact Network Online Resources National Park Service National Trust for Historic […]