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Eastburn-Jeanes Limekilns, On Papermill Road & on Pike Creek Road, Newark, New Castle County, DE



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HB313949
Historic American Buildings Survey Earl Brooks, Photographer 1958 Hearth

HB313950

HB313951

HB313952


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Item Title


Location
On Papermill Road & on Pike Creek Road, Newark, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DE-2
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-1).
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900
Significance: The limestone/marble deposits in the Pike Creek Valley of New Castle County are the largest in the State of Delaware. During the first third of the 19th century they became the center of an extensive commercial lime-burning industry which continued for over 85 years. By the 1830s, the Jeanes and Eastburn families had opened two quarries and erected a number of limekilns. The rapid growth of demand for lime as fertilizer and mortar made the Eastburn enterprise a profitable one until eclipsed by larger, more efficient suppliers after 1900. The site reflects the growth and organization of lime burning from a supplementary agricultural pursuit to a commercial operation. Eight of the original limekilns remain, as do the quarries and a number of auxiliary structures which comprised the Eastburn-Jeanes lime-burning complex in the early 19th century.

Subjects
Commerce
Agriculture
Lime Kilns


Related Names
Jeanes ,
Eastburn , David
Poppy, Hugo
Brill, John L.
Herber, Carl
Eastburn, Joseph
Lowe, John T., Photographer
Brooks, Earl, Photographer
Smith, Raymond W., Historian
McIntire, Judson J., Delineator
Davis, Dennis L., Delineator
Anderson, Katherine Dougall, Delineator
Campbell, Deborah Ann, Delineator
Edmonson, James M., Historian
Derganc, Christopher S., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Earl Brooks, Photographer 1958 HEARTH


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