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T4Site Map.  Located on the eastern side of Tatnall Street on the southern portion of the block between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Site T4 covers approximately 0.358 acres. [detailed map ~300k]

Historical Findings

Analysis of historical documents identified three tanneries or tannery-related industries at this location:

1876 Hopkins , Map 10 [map ~120k]
1884 Sanborn , Map 8 [map ~120k]
1936 Franklin , Map 3 [map ~120k]

Site Photographs

Label DE1182

Activity Tracker  [All Activity]


Field Investigation Observations

Land Use

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

Adjacent Landuse
The land use around this site is a mix of commercial and educational uses. To the west are S.G. Williams Roofing and a vacant lot. North on the same block one finds more parking, in this case a parking lot and across 3rd Street a large Delaware Tech classroom building. To the east are more classroom buildings extending down Orange Street from Fourth to Second Street. 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. Further south across 2nd Street is more parking.

Presence of Children

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

Exposed Soil

The only areas of exposed soil are small landscaped areas at the southern corners of the garage outside of the historic tannery outline and tree planters along Tatnall and 2nd Streets.

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