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T53 Site Map - Select for detailed map
T53Site Map.  Located on the southwestern corner of the historic intersection of 5th and Poplar Streets, Site T53 covers approximately 0.607 acres. [detailed map ~300k]

Historical Findings

Analysis of historical documents identified one tannery or tannery-related industry on the <%=histResults(0).source%> Atlas at this location:

1868 Beers , Map 12 [map ~120k]

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Field Investigation Observations

Land Use

On-site Landuse
This area is now a combination Wilmington Housing Authority apartment building and the Martin Luther King Jr. Administration Building.

Adjacent Landuse
The area around the site, much like the site itself, is a mix of commercial and residential uses. To the west are office buildings including one currently under construction. North of the site are several large apartment buildings and a school. To the east are more apartments, and south across 4th Street is the central police station.

Presence of Children

No children were observed playing on the site, however many adolescents were observed passing through the parking area on two site visits. The concentration of apartments in the area would suggest the presence of children on the site. A school is adjacent to the property.

Exposed Soil

The majority of the parcel is paved or structure with minor grass areas around the periphery.

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