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Noxontown Mill, Noxontown Road (County Road 38), Middletown, New Castle County, DE

Noxontown Mill, Noxontown Road (County Road 38), Middletown, New Castle County, DE



Significance: Noxontown Mill was typical of the small grain-milling establishments that predominated in Delaware throughout the colonial period. But it was atypical in the sense that it survived so long. In 1976, despite the fact that the mill had been closed for over 20 years, it was in excellent condition, and its machinery was intact. Consequently, it served well to document not only the colonial mill, but also the adaptable mill the mill capable of absorbing technical changes which allowed it to operate into the mid-twentieth century.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-6
Survey number: HAER DE-9
Building/structure dates: ca. 1740 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: c. 1885- c. 1890 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: c 1922- 1935 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1955 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73000518



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Noxon , Thomas
Evans , William Ellison
Ellison, Rosetta Hand, Evans
Evans, William D
Ellison, William Y
Hand, Samuel
Hand, Jonathan
Silcox, Edward
T.H. Risdon & Company
Thompson & Campbell
H.W. Allen
Howes & Ewell
Hydraulic Press Manufacturing Company
Sprout-Waldron Company
C.O. Bartlett & Snow
Griffin, Douglas L, project manager
Comp, T Allan, project manager
State of Delaware, Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, sponsor
Eleutherian Mills Hagley Foundation, sponsor
Rineer, George W, photographer
Lankton, Larry D, historian
Davis, Dennis L, delineator
Packard, David A, delineator
Lickerman, Nancy R, delineator
Nelson, Allan L, delineator
Derganc, Christopher S, historian
Seely, Bruce, historian
Foote, Charles A, photographer


Middletown (Del.)39.44956, -75.71632
Google Map of 39.449556, -75.7163207


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