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T3 Site Map - Select for detailed map
T3Site Map.  Located on the southern corner of Maryland Avenue and Elm Streets, Site T3 covers approximately 0.752 acres. [detailed map ~300k]
 


Historical Findings

Analysis of historical documents identified five tanneries or tannery-related industries at this location:

JONATHN. RHODES SOLE LEATHER MANUFACTORY
1876 Hopkins , Map 38 [map ~120k]
OLD TANNERY USED FOR STORG. HAY & STRAW
1884 Sanborn , Map 2 [map ~120k]
MITCHELL & THOMAS GLAZED KID WKS.
1901 Baist , Map 2 [map ~120k]
MITCHELL & THOMAS - MFRS. OF GLAZED KID
1901 Sanborn , Map 37 [map ~120k]
TANNERY
1868 Beers , Map 2 [map ~120k]


Site Photographs


-TANNERY SITE T3-
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Field Investigation Observations

Land Use

On-site Landuse
A Conectiv parking area covers the majority of this site. The parking lot is surrounded by grass, landscaping and exposed soil approximately 8' in width. A high fence surrounds the parking area. Several landscaped islands are found inside the parking area within the historic tannery outline.



Adjacent Landuse
The area around this site is almost entirely heavy commercial. To the north is the DART repair and maintenance facility (Sites T9, 19 & 43). To the northwest is the Forensic Sciences complex with a small gravel lot facing Site T3 and Maryland Avenue. Next door is a general contractor and a short row of mixed-use row homes. Across Lower Elm Street to the west is an abandoned tannery building (Site T27). Further south at the end of Lower Elm Street is another abandoned building surrounded by overgrown vegetation. To the east the Conectiv parking lot stretches across a full city block.


Presence of Children

No children live on the site and no children were observed playing in the area on five site visits. Only one apartment complex and possibly three row houses are used in the area as residences. The majority of the site is surrounded by a high fence further discouraging children. Across Lower Elm debris found in the area suggest the abandoned building (possibly the original tannery structure on Site T27) may be frequented by youth. The majority of exposed soil on the property is found along Lower Elm.


Exposed Soil

Along Lower Elm Street are several soil areas up to 5' wide with exposed soil, debris and cobblestones. The rest of the site is very well maintained with grass or mulch covering the islands.

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


Conclusion: