Preservation Consultant Mary Ruffin Hanbury Comes To Delaware For Hockessin School 107C

Looking at the inside of the unfinished addition at Hockessin 107C

Friends of Hockessin School 107C met on May 8th to hear the observations of Mary Ruffin Hanbury, a preservation consultant from Raleigh, North Carolina.  Shown here touring the site with architect Leonard Sophrin, a member of the Friends group, the committee convened to hear Ms. Hanbury’s observations afterwards at the Back Burner Restaurant around the corner from this historic school building.  Thanks to Lennie for hosting this meeting.  More to come on this important preservation project!


Donations to help with this important project are welcomed through the Delaware Community Foundation for the Friends of Hockessin Colored School #107c.  To donate, go to   Thanks to Mary Ruffin for coming to Delaware to share her experience, contacts and advice.  More information about Mary Ruffin Hanbury, check out her website at

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