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DuPont, Washington historic district nomination papers

1906-1987
 Collection
Accession: 2065

Abstract

DuPont, Washington, was built by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company for the purpose of housing employees of its dynamite plant. The collection includes papers on the history of DuPont, specifically the nomination to the National Register, along with copies of newspaper clippings, maps, and reports related to the nomination.

Dates

  • 1906-1987

Creator

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet

Historical Note

DuPont, Washington, was built by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company between 1906 and 1915 for the purpose of housing employees of its dynamite plant, about one mile to the northwest. The site included the location of the Hudson Bay Company's outpost at Fort Nisqually. DuPont was a typical company town, with residences graded according to occupation, a company store, and community facilities. The village streets were named after important people in the company or other plants run by the company, for example, Brandywine, Santa Cruz, Penniman, and Barksdale.

The dynamite plant operated for almost seventy years, from 1909 to 1976. The DuPont Company owned all the houses in the village until 1951, at which point they began selling the houses to the workers, and the residents chose to incorporate the town.

Scope and Contents

These papers relate to the history of DuPont, Washington, consisting primarily of a 1987 nomination submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. The file also contains copies of newspaper clippings, maps, and reports used to produce and support the nominating report.

Location of Originals

Originals held at the DuPont Historical Museum and Cultural Center, DuPont, Washington.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
DuPont, Washington historic district nomination papers
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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