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Alexander Wilson Agricultural Works Complex, County Route 4, Pencader Hundred, Newark, New Castle County, DE



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Item Title


Location
Pencader Hundred, Newark vicinity, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DE-209
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-47).
Building/structure dates: 1849 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1860 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1983 demolished
0.1986
Significance: The Alexander Wilson complex is an outstanding example of a mid-nineteenth century rural business grouping containing a house, barn, and agricultural implements works. The buildings are one of the last vestiges of rural life in an area that has been heavily developed for residential, industrial and commercial use.

Subjects
Machine Shops
Gristmills


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AGRICULTURAL COMPLEX LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. HOUSE, SOUTH FRONT
3. HOUSE, SOUTH FRONT, DETAIL OF BARGEBOARD, SOUTHWEST CORNER
4. HOUSE, SOUTH CABLE LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. HOUSE, WEST SIDE, PERSPECTIVE LOOKING SOUTHEAST
6. HOUSE, FIRST FLOOR, NORTH WALL, SOUTHEAST ROOM
7. HOUSE, FIRST FLOOR, NORTH WALL, SOUTHWEST ROOM
8. HOUSE, FIRST FLOOR, BOX LOCK, INSIDE SOUTH ENTRY DOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM
9. HOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, STAIRCASE, SOUTHEAST CORNER OF CORRIDOR LOOKING EAST
10. HOUSE, THIRD FLOOR ATTIC, WOVEN CARPETS AND FLOORING LOOKING SOUTHWEST
11. HOUSE, CELLAR KITCHEN HEARTH, NORTH WALL, SOUTHEAST ROOM
12. BARN AND SHOP, PERSPECTIVE ON NORTH SIDES LOOKING SOUTHEAST
13. BARN, ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE OF WEST AND SOUTH SIDES LOOKING NORTHEAST
14. BARN, CLOSE PERSPECTIVE OF WEST AND SOUTH SIDES LOOKING NORTHEAST
15. BARN, FIRST FLOOR WEST BAY, FIRST FLOOR CORNER FRAMING
16. SHOP, SOUTH FRONT
17. SHOP, SOUTH FRONT PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST
18. SHOP, FIRST FLOOR, EAST BAY, FORGE HEARTH REMAINS, SOUTHEAST CORNER
19. SHOP, FIRST FLOOR, WEST ROOM, SOUTHEAST CORNER, STORAGE CUPBOARD
20. SHOP, STAIRS FROM FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH ENTRANCE LOOKING NORTH
21. SHOP, SECOND FLOOR, EAST GABLE BAY LOOKING WEST
22. SHOP, SECOND FLOOR, CARPENTER'S MARKS, EAST CENTRAL BAY, NORTH WALL SECOND FLOOR LOOKING NORTH
23. SHOP, SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHEAST CORNER OF OFFICE LOOKING SOUTHEAST
24. SHOP, SECOND FLOOR TARRING BENCH, NORTH WALL, WEST GABLE BAY
25. SHOP, SECOND FLOOR, STENCIL ON SECOND FLOOR NORTH WALL, EAST CENTRAL BAY
26. SHOP, STRUCTURAL FRAMING REVEALED DURING DEMOLITION, NORTHWEST PERSPECTIVE LOOKING SOUTHEAST
27. BARN DURING DEMOLITION, PERSPECTIVE OF WEST AND SOUTH SIDES LOOKING NORTHWEST


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