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    • Ingredients Store House

    • Storage facilities; Pumping station;
    • "This was a storehouse building which was originally much larger than it is today. It was undoubtedly damaged in the various explosions of the adjacent press house and rebuilt many times (the present condition shows indications of this). Part of...
    • Packing House - Site

    • Ordnance industry; Gunpowder; Foundations;
    • "This was an all-frame structure built parallel to the road, with stone buttresses at each end. It was about 70 feet long and had a rubberoid tar-paper roof. The upstream portion of the building was used for keg storage; the middle area was used...
    • Change House - Site and Remains

    • Bathhouses; Foundations;
    • "At one time this building was a fitting-up house, a finishing point in water wheel construction. Later it was the change house. The change house was instituted by Alfred I. du Pont when a workman was burned at home in his powder clothes. The frame...
    • Rumford Dawes House - Site

    • Dwellings; Office buildings; Storage facilities; Laboratories;
    • "Located about forty feet south of the old machine shop; house and kitchen were built in 1784 and the wash house in 1793. This was originally the summer home of Rumford Dawes, and was, according to Elisabeth Montgomery (who wrote in the 1850's) the...
    • Site of Coal House

    • Storage facilities;
    • "A new coal house was built in the upper yard in 1845,and this may be the one shown in a 1854 map on or near this site and identified as the 'little coal house.' A structure labeled as coal house was on the site in the late 19th century and by 1917...
    • Store House

    • Storage facilities; Gunpowder;
    • "This stone building was a composition house in 1834. By 1903 it was a bucket house. It may have been used for storage purposes at various times."
    • Press House

    • Garages; Ordnance industry; Gunpowder;
    • "This was a press house that was built after 1834 and before 1847. Most of the information concerning this building relates to the occasions upon which it exploded, which were frequent. It had three stone walls, and a wooden front and roof. On...
    • Oil Storage House

    • Storage facilities;
    • "This stone building was an oil storage house and utility building. It has been commonly, but mistakenly, known since 1952 as the "change house." There is no evidence that it was ever the change house, and there is good evidence that building H-43...
    • Charcoal House

    • Storage facilities; Buildings;
    • "A wood frame structure was built on or near this site after the 1807 explosion destroyed the earlier charcoal house which had been closer to the refinery. This second structure burned in 1817 and was rebuilt in stone about this date. By 1904 the...
    • Mansion

    • Dwellings;
    • "The house was built in 1802-03 and was occupied by members of the family until 1890 when a serious explosion made it unsafe as a dwelling. It remained empty for a couple of years and was then reconstructed as a clubhouse for the employees'...
    • Composition House

    • Ordnance industry; Gunpowder;
    • "If the 1834 Alfred Victor du Pont survey is accurate and in scale, then this is not the press house shown on that survey about 100 feet from the existing indented stone-walled area. If the scale of the map is incorrect, then this could be the same...
    • Weighing, Composition House - Site

    • Ordnance industry; Sites;
    • "This frame building was both a weighing house and a composition house; the former, 1904 and after; the latter, before that date. On October 6, 1856, this building caught fire by spontaneous combustion, setting fire to the saw mill and causing...
    • Engine House

    • Mills; Grain industry;
    • "This building contained an electric motor that provided power for the graining mill (H16) machinery. It is possible that it also contained a vertical steam engine at one time. The control button that sent current to the motor house was on a pole...
    • Picker House

    • Storage facilities; Carpenter shops;
    • "Believed to have been originally a dye house in connection with cotton spinning operation of Duplanty - McCall Cotton Company and its successors. Some time between 1885 and 1890 Francis Gurney du Pont established a carpenter shop in the building....
    • Grainery

    • Granaries; Grain industry;
    • "This site was occupied by a packing house in early times, but was a grainery in the later nineteenth century. After 1904 it was merely a stonewalled indentation used to store barrels. The building may have had a frame roof. It has been referred to...
    • Site of Composition House

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "Built early in the development of the plant, but no certain date assignable; probably in 1807 after the destruction of the original mixing house in that year. Damaged in other explosions and destroyed in that of 1890. Rebuilt afterward, and...
    • Belin House

    • Dwellings;
    • "The old part of this frame house was built about 1810 and later was used by the bark mill people (Cardon?) as a dwelling. The two wings were later additions. During most of nineteenth century the house was used by the chief accountants of the...

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