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Reedy Island Range Rear Light, Route 9, Taylors Corner, New Castle County, DE

Reedy Island Range Rear Light, Route 9, Taylors Corner, New Castle County, DE

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Significance: Built in 1910 after plans originating at least as early as 1895, the Reedy Island Range Rear Light is a fine example of a cast-iron tower erected by the U.S. Lighthouse Establishment. This type of structure was resorted to because it was economical and could be easily erected. If necessary, it could also be dismantled readily, moved, and re-erected on a new site.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-9
Survey number: HAER DE-11
Building/structure dates: 1910 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 89000288



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
U.S. Lighthouse Establishment
Joint Committee on the Improvement of the Harbor of Philadelphia & the Delaware & Schuykill Rivers
Griffin, Douglas L, project manager
Comp, T Allan, project manager
Eleutherian Mills Hagley Foundation, sponsor
State of Delaware, Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, sponsor
Rineer, George, photographer
Lankton, Larry D, historian
David, Dennis L, delineator
Packard, David A, delineator
Lickerman, Nancy R, delineator
Nelson, Allan L, delineator
Derganc, Christopher S, historian
Seely, Bruce, historian
Foote, Charles A, photographer


Taylors Corner39.53930, -75.66736
Google Map of 39.5392979, -75.667356


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