Richardson and Robbins Complex
In 1959 the plant was sold to the William Underwood Company which used it until 1975 for the production of its "Red Devil" brand ham and other sandwich spreads. Underwood made the final addition to the complex in 1969.
The State of Delaware acquired the Richardson and Robbins complex in 1979 and immediately began an extensive rehabilitation project which was particularly careful to preserve the important architectural qualities of the buildings. The renovated complex was dedicated in
The Richardson and Robbins complex is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Victorian Dover Historic District.
Pierre S. duPont IV, Governor; John E. Wilson III, Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Nathan Hayward III, Director, Delaware Development Office
Moeckel Carbonell & Partners, Architects; Richard Y. Johnson & Son, Inc., Construction Manager
Location. 39° 9.619′ N, 75° 31.417′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Kings Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodburn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodburn: The Governor's House (about 500 feet away); Annie Jump Cannon (about 500 feet away); Hall House (about 600 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 700 feet away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Inc. (about 700 feet away); Bishop Richard Allen (about 700 feet away); Dover (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.