Hall of Records – Dover DE

Description

"The Hall of Records is a much needed addition to the group of State buildings at Dover. It contains offices for the governor and the secretary of state, the research room, the archives lobby, and a vault 19 by 24 feet for the storage of records, on the first floor. On the second floor are offices for the motor-vehicle department and the franchise-tax department.

The building is fireproof throughout. The exterior walls are red brick laid in flemish bond and the trim is marble and wood. The roof is covered with slate. The finish throughout the interior is in keeping with the eighteenth century character of the structure and a considerable use is made of wood paneling, cornices, and stair rails. Stairs are of marble and the floor of the research room is cork. Each floor, including the basement, has approximately 4,500 feet of usable space and the over-all dimensions of the building are 88 by 52 feet. The work was completed in December 1938 at a construction cost of $145,693 and a project cost of $159,785."

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
159785

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


121 Duke of York Street
Dover, DE 19901

Location notes:

Coordinates: 39.158476, -75.520267

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