In 1959 the plant was sold to the William Underwood Company which used it until 1975 for the production of its "Red Devil" brand ham and other sandwich spreads. Underwood made the final addition to the complex in 1969.
The State of Delaware acquired the Richardson and Robbins complex in 1979 and immediately began an extensive rehabilitation project which was particularly careful to preserve the important architectural qualities of the buildings. The renovated complex was dedicated in April, 1983 to serve as headquarters for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Development Office.
The Richardson and Robbins complex is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Victorian Dover Historic District.
Pierre S. duPont IV, Governor; John E. Wilson III, Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; Nathan Hayward III, Director, Delaware Development Office
Moeckel Carbonell & Partners, Architects; Richard Y. Johnson & Son, Inc., Construction Manager
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|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 454761 N 4334697|
|Decimal Degrees||39.16031667, -75.52361667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 9.619', W 75° 31.417'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 9' 37.14" N, 75° 31' 25.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 89 Kings Hwy SW, Dover DE 19901, US|
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