Torbert Street Livery Stables

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Torbert Street Livery Stables
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Torbert Street Livery Stables, June 2011
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Location305-307 Torbert St., Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates 39°44′57″N75°32′59″W / 39.749234°N 75.549773°W / 39.749234; -75.549773 Coordinates: 39°44′57″N75°32′59″W / 39.749234°N 75.549773°W / 39.749234; -75.549773
Arealess than one acre
Built1887 (1887)
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference No. 98001095 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 14, 1998

Torbert Street Livery Stables, also known as Hercules Powder Company Printing Department, Charles Printing Co., Wilmington Motorcycle Club, Cann Bros & Kindig Printers, and Barclay Bros Printing, is a historic livery stable located at Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. It was built in 1887, and consists of two separately-built, two-story livery stables, joined together and expanded through additions and internal alterations. A connecting hyphen was built during or after 1946. Both structures are constructed of brick and have gable roofs. The interior consists of large open spaces supported by cast iron columns and historic wood beams reinforced with iron rods. Also on the property is a contributing cast iron street lamp. The buildings housed livery stables into the early 20th century, after which they were occupied as a cabinet-making shop, a cycle club, auto garages, commercial and corporate printing facilities, and a warehouse. [2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. Lori Flavin Salcranicoff (June 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Torbert Street Livery Stables". and Accompanying 10 photos