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T18 Site Map - Select for detailed map
T18Site Map.  Located on the southwest corner of 3rd and Orange Streets, Site T18 covers approximately 0.49 acres. [detailed map ~300k]
 


Historical Findings

Analysis of historical documents identified four tanneries or tannery-related industries at this location:

COL. H.S. McCOMB'S TANYARDS & CURRYING SHOPS
1876 Hopkins , Map 10 [map ~120k]
ELLEN B. McCOMB LEATHER BELTING
1901 Baist , Map 2 [map ~120k]
J. E. RHOADS & SONS - LEATHER BELTING
1901 Sanborn , Map 3 [map ~120k]
LEATHER FACT. MOROCCO FACT.
1868 Beers , Map 8 [map ~120k]


Site Photographs


-TANNERY SITE T18-
Label DE1089 & DE1182 (60% of site)

Activity Tracker  [All Activity]

 

Field Investigation Observations

Land Use

On-site Landuse
A Delaware Tech parking lot covers this site. Tree planters ring the block that is devoted to parking, and one building that appears to be used for communications.



Adjacent Landuse
The area around this site is a mix of commercial and educational uses. To the west is Site T5 (part of the same parking lot) and further west across Tatnall Street are found S.G. Williams Roofing and a vacant lot. North across 3rd Street is a large Delaware Tech classroom building. To the east are more classroom buildings extending down Orange Street from Fourth to Second Streets. A Childhood Development Center is located at the end of the Delaware Tech complex along Second Street. What appears to be a communications building occupies 211 Orange Street surrounded by parking areas. South of the site is a large parking garage and further south across 2nd Street is more parking.


Presence of Children

The area around the Delaware Tech campus is primarily commercial uses. A daycare facility is located one and a half blocks to the east, and a Catholic school three blocks north, but there were no signs of children on the site. University students heavily use the area. It is likely the large paved surfaces are used by youth after hours.


Exposed Soil

The only areas of exposed soil are tree planters along Orange and 3rd Streets.

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


Conclusion: