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Bancroft Mills

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Identification

Bancroft Mills
The Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company Bleaching and Dye Works - Kentmore Mill, Wilmington Piece Dry Works
281979

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [in ruins]
rigid frame
steel
brick
applied masonry
early modernism

Usages

industry (unspecified)

Facts

  • Bancroft Mills was the largest and longest running industrial complex along the Brandywine River.
  • In 1930 it was the largest cotton finishing works in the world.
  • It is being demolished to make way for Rockford Falls.

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Location

Bancroft Mill Road between Kentmore and Rockford Streets
19806
Wilmington
Delaware
U.S.A.

Technical Data

75.53 ft
6
1831
1895
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