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T6Site Map.  Located on the north side of 3rd Street between Tatnall and Orange Streets, Site T6 covers approximately 0.492 acres. [detailed map ~300k]
 


Historical Findings

Analysis of historical documents identified six tanneries or tannery-related industries at this location:

HALTRITZ & RICHARDSON MOROCCO MANFY
1876 Hopkins , Map 10 [map ~120k]
CHAS. FRITZ & CO. MOROCCO MFY.
1884 Sanborn , Map 7 [map ~120k]
C. E. FRITH & CO. MOROCCO WKS.
1901 Baist , Map 2 [map ~120k]
C. E. FRITZ & CO. GLAZED KID
1901 Sanborn , Map 3 [map ~120k]
COXE & LLOYD LEATHER CO. GLAZED KID
1927 Sanborn , Map 7 [map ~120k]
MOROCCO FACT./MOROCCO FACT.
1868 Beers , Map 9 [map ~120k]


Site Photographs


-TANNERY SITE T6-
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Field Investigation Observations

Land Use

On-site Landuse
A Delaware Tech classroom building occupies the center of this block. It is surrounded by landscaping, particularly a large grassy area along 3rd and Orange Street.



Adjacent Landuse
The area around this site is a mix of commercial and educational uses. To the north along 4th Street are a number of commercial enterprises including an Indian restaurant, electrician, chiropractor, barber, pizza shop, lighting store and A/C & radiator repair shop. Northeast across the intersection of 4th and Orange is the Salvation Army Community Center. Moving southward along Orange Street are found Delaware Tech classroom buildings. South across 3rd Street is a large parking complex (Sites T4, T5, & T18). S.G. Williams Roofing occupies the parcels across Tatnall Street to the west.


Presence of Children

The area around the Delaware Tech campus is primarily in commercial use. A daycare facility is located two and a half blocks to the east, and a Catholic school two blocks north, but otherwise there were no signs of children in the vicinity. University students heavily use the area. It is likely that students use the large grass-covered hill along 3rd Street.


Exposed Soil

No areas were observed in exposed soil; however, a grass-covered hill along 3rd Street continuing in grass to Orange Street makes up much of the historic extent of this tannery.

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


Conclusion: