Yorklyn, DE Real Estate News

By Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Independent architectural histor'n)
Silently sitting on the banks of the Brandywine River with a mill race (foreground) on the back side of the mills, the Eagle Roll mills at Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, were used in the manufacture of gunpowder from 1802 to 1920. The high stone walls face the millrace, while the walls were shorter and the roof on the river side was at an angle to direct the explosions towards the river, should there be a spark causing explosion. DuPont was the major supplier of gunpowder for Union troops during the Civil War.   In January of 1920, there was an explosion (there had been many explosions and deaths in the nineteenth century) of 50,000 pounds of gunpowder at the powderworks, and killing 5 men. Thereafter, the production of gunpowder at this site ceased.   In 1952 family members do...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Ask an eclectic village like Yorklyn to clean out its attics and one might be surprised by the treasures uncovered. Garden furniture? Antique luggage? Holiday decorations? Treasure hunters will be able to take home all of those second-hand items and much more at the second annual Yorklyn Yearly Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 12. The sale, which is a fundraiser for the Center for the Creative Arts and will be held at the Yorklyn facility, will feature 34 tables, each rented by a local resident or community group looking to part with some possessions. CCArts will also be selling items donated by residents, students and teachers, including paints, pottery and jewelry. The sale will also feature a quilt raffle, a make-your-own silkscreen t-shirt station, art demonstrations and a p...
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