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Noxontown Mill, Noxontown Road (County Road 38), Middletown, New Castle County, DE



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Item Title


Location
Noxontown Road (County Road 38), Middletown vicinity, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DE-9
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-6).
Building/structure dates: 1740 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1885 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1922 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1955 subsequent work
Significance: Noxontown Mill was typical of the small grain-milling establishments that predominated in Delaware throughout the colonial period. But it was atypical in the sense that it survived so long. In 1976, despite the fact that the mill had been closed for over 20 years, it was in excellent condition, and its machinery was intact. Consequently, it served well to document not only the colonial mill, but also the adaptable mill -- the mill capable of absorbing technical changes which allowed it to operate into the mid-twentieth century.

Subjects
Elevators
Flour & Meal Industry
Grain Industry


Related Names
Noxon , Thoma
Evans , Wil
Ellison, Rosetta Hand Evans.
Evans, William D.
Ellison, William Y.
Hand, Samuel
Rineer, George W., Photographer
Lankton, Larry D., Historian
Davis, Dennis L., Delineator
Packard, David A., Delineator
Lickerman, Nancy R., Delineator
Nelson, Allan L., Delineator
Derganc, Christopher S., Historian
Seely, Bruce, Historian
Foote, Charles A., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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