Category Archives: Endangered Sites

Governor Hall House

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Walker’s Bank House

Originally built as housing for workers of the Simsville Cotton Factory in 1814, this is the last remaining house of the 40 houses that once surrounded what is currently known as the Walker’s Mill today. The building was partitioned into … Continue reading

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William or George Murphy House

Brandywine Hundred; built by George Murphy and occupied by William Murphy. New Castle County Resource Numbers: N-544, 7NC-841. Reference DelDOT report: Phase I & II Arhaeological Investigations at the William Murphy House (1997): http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/de_141/murphy/index.shtml Also, Library of Congress – Built … Continue reading

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Elisha Dickerson Home

The home was lived in until two years ago and has quickly fallen into disrepair. The house is a two story structure with a small root cellar. It is a cedar shingled home with asphalt roofing shingles over cedar shingles. … Continue reading

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Vogel House and Tower

This historic site is owned by the State of Delaware. It has been threatened by vandalism in recent years. Note: The site’s approximate address is shown below

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505 North Broom St.

This historic home in Wilmington, Delaware has been sorely neglected due to an absentee landlord.

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The Hamlet of Belltown

The Hamlet of Belltown is a small village located along route 9 in Sussex County, Delaware. Belltown dates back to the middle 1800s, and includes a school, church and 27 houses built before 1930.

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Buttonwood Mansion

In 1996 the Center for Historic Architecture and Engineering, University of Delaware documented Buttonwood Mansion for the Delaware Valley Threatened Buildings Survey. The early 19th century one and one-half story five bay brick dwelling is located on the banks of … Continue reading

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Cannon Hall

For more than 100 years, the Woodland Ferry was part of a Cannon family business operating on the Nanticoke River. Historical research has not discovered an exact date, but evidence suggests that James Cannon established the ferry here between 1734 … Continue reading

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Blackwater Colored School

In the early 1800’s a group of Negro families (the Halls, Tunnells, Welburns, Olivers, Collins, Rickards, Walters, Rodgers, Andrews, Tyres, Evans and Williams) many of whom were still slaves and others being Freed Negro residents made up the Wesley community. … Continue reading

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