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T40Site Map.  Located on the western side of Adams Street in the center of the block between 2nd and 3rd Streets beneath Interstate 95, Site T40 covers approximately 0.41 acres. [detailed map ~300k]
 


Historical Findings

Analysis of historical documents identified four tanneries or tannery-related industries at this location:

MYERS ARMSTRONG & CO. MOROCCO
1876 Hopkins , Map 34 [map ~120k]
J. J. GIBBS MOROCCO MFY.
1884 Sanborn , Map 3 [map ~120k]
MARY GIBSON MOROCCO FACT.
1901 Baist , Map 3 [map ~120k]
C. WESLEY WELDIN, MOROCCO FACT'Y
1901 Sanborn , Map 38 [map ~120k]


Site Photographs


-TANNERY SITE T40-
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Activity Tracker  [All Activity]

On 4/4/2002 surface soil samples were collected from City Park

On 5/7/2003 surface soil samples were collected from City Park

 

Field Investigation Observations

Land Use

On-site Landuse
A heavily used public park is found on this site. Large grassy areas with trees and basketball courts occupy the past tannery extent. Many children were observed playing basketball and some homeless relaxed in the area.



Adjacent Landuse
The area immediately around the site is parkland, commercial and residential; however, the park itself draws children from a larger region of row houses and apartments on both sides of I-95. The park continues to the south across 3rd Street to 2nd Street. Just north of 4th Street, Interstate 95 is no longer elevated and begins a road cut into the hillside. The area to the west of the park is dense residential development consisting of primarily row houses with a few small commercial establishments interspersed. To the east is the Adams 4 Shopping Plaza; north, east and south of which is row houses and apartments.


Presence of Children

Children regularly play basketball and other games in this park. Adolescents most heavily use the courts while younger children as well as the homeless generally use open areas.


Exposed Soil

This site is the most trafficked area of a heavily used public park. Basketball games were observed to continue from late morning to until dark. Foot traffic crosses the area, and the most frequented paths are worn down to soil. Most of the site is in grass cover, while the central portion beneath I-95 are paved basketball courts.

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


Conclusion:

Extensive surface soil sampling indicated that no tannery waste or lead paint contamination is present in surface soils. No further action has been recommended.