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Delaware Chemical Engineering Company

 
 
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Inscription.  Francis Irenee du Pont (1873-1942) began developing this site as an experimental laboratory for his newly-created Delaware Chemical Engineering Company in 1915. Du Pont used the lab to continue his research with smokeless gunpowder and other projects. Prior to 1915, he had served as a du Pont Company Vice President and first director of the DuPont Experimental Station. This Mission Revival style structure was designed by Philadelphia architect Robeson Lea Perot and constructed by the A.S. Reed and Brother Company of Wilmington. The Harper-Thiel Electroplating Company purchased the property in 1946 and operated it through 2000.
 
Erected 2019 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-242.)
 
Location. 39° 45.965′ N, 75° 32.249′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Miller Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3101 Miller Road, Wilmington DE 19802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salesianum School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. mile
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away); Riverview Cemetery (approx. mile away); Wilmington Friends School (approx. 0.8 miles away); One Love Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Delaware World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); New Castle County Vietnam Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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