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Delaware Construction Co. blueprints

1910
 Collection
Accession: 1088

Abstract

The Delaware Construction Company was a building company, constructing residential houses in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. It was founded in 1909 as a subsidiary of the National Real Estate Trust Company, which provided loans and financing for the properties. This small collection consists of five blueprints of houses by E. Olney Sherman, dated 1910 for Delaware Construction Co.

Dates

  • 1910

Creator

Extent

5 item(s)

Historical Note

The Delaware Construction Company was a building company, constructing residential houses in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. It was founded in 1909 as a subsidiary of the National Real Estate Trust Company, which provided loans and financing for the properties.

The company treasurer was Horace Holden Thayer Jr. (1878-1959). Thayer was a naval architect, mechanical engineer, and businessman. He worked for Delaware Construction Co. between 1909 and 1914.

In 1912, Thayer discovered that the general manager of Delaware Construction Co., Maurice S. Malloy, had been embezzling money. The same was discovered about the president of the National Real Estate Trust Company, W. P. Jorde. The courts apointed Thayer as receiver for Delaware Construction Co. and Peter T. Wright as receiver for the National Real Estate Trust Company. Between 1912 and 1914, Thayer worked to sell the properties and settle the company's debts.

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of five blueprints by E. Olney Sherman, dated 1910. The materials state "Plans of attractive houses designed and built by Delaware Construction Co."

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Materials

Delaware Construction Company houses in Wilmington, Delaware (Accession 1968.023), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Horace H. Thayer Jr. business records (Accession 0645), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Delaware Construction Co. blueprints
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Laurie Sather

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400