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T16 Site Map - Select for detailed map
T16Site Map.  Located on the block defined by Madison, 6th, Monroe and 7th Streets, Site T16 covers approximately 1.676 acres. [detailed map ~300k]
 


Historical Findings

Analysis of historical documents identified seven tanneries or tannery-related industries at this location:

C. & J. PYLE TANNERY
1876 Hopkins , Map 30 [map ~120k]
G. & J. PYLES TANNERY
1884 Sanborn , Map 4 [map ~120k]
C. & J. PYLE TANNERY
1901 Baist , Map 4 [map ~120k]
C. & J. PYLE CO. - PATENT LEATHER
1901 Sanborn , Map 39 [map ~120k]
YOUNGCO LEATHER CO.
1927 Sanborn , Map 60 [map ~120k]
RICHARD YOUNG CO. TANNERY
1948 Sanborn , Map 60 [map ~120k]
TANNERY
1868 Beers , Map 6 [map ~120k]


Site Photographs


-TANNERY SITE T16-
Label DE1188

Activity Tracker  [All Activity]

 

Field Investigation Observations

Land Use

On-site Landuse
Helen Chambers Park covers the entire block and tannery outline. A high fence erected by the City surrounds the majority of the park. Basketball courts and paved play areas remain open.



Adjacent Landuse
The park is primarily surrounded by row houses. Exceptions include a daycare to the east across Madison Street, the Adult Center to the south and the YWCA Home-Life Center on the northeast corner of the Madison and 7th Street intersection. Vacant lots in the area include 701-703 Thornton Street. and 534 N. Monroe Street. The row homes to the west of the park (601-613 Monroe Street) are unique to the area due to their front lawns facing the park. A church is located at the southwestern corner of Monroe and 7th Streets.


Presence of Children

This site is Helen Chambers Park. There are numerous children in the area that used the park prior to fencing around this active DNREC site. Residents were extremely vocal about their displeasure at the park being fenced off.


Exposed Soil

Grass and soil areas in the park where there may be interaction with the soil have almost entirely been fenced off. The only remaining interaction with the soil would be through tree planters and adjacent vacant lots.

Area covered in grass or mulch: Area of directly exposed soil:


Conclusion: