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Abandoned Bancroft Mill Delaware

  • Bancroft Mills

    108 Bancroft Mill Road (39.768333,-75.563056), Wilmington , DE (map)

    39.764179 -75.557945

  • Abandoned Bancroft Mill Delaware

    I have seen some amazing photographs taken at the old Bankcroft mill in Delaware. Images look fantastic and just up our alley. If anyone knows more about this, please let me know, otherwise we go there blind as a bat and hope for the best.

    Here is a link to what someone has shot at this place: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2023025@N23/pool/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So are we still attempting to go, get close, and see what we can see!?!? I can probably come for a few hours and would love to participate, but with all of the below comments I'm really confused as to whether this is a go or not . . .

    May 13, 2013

    • Parsh M.

      Chances are good that I will cancel this tonight. Will replace this with another meetup very soon

      May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry to miss this one. Would love to be there. Can't wait to see photos!

    May 12, 2013

  • Yaprak S.

    The place will be turned into a luxury condominium complex. ". . . . . As textile producers left the northeastern United States for the southern states, Bancroft Mills closed in 1961.

    The complex was recently owned by Wilmington Piece Dye company which went bankrupt in May 2003. The site was then bought by O'Neill Properties Group, a company specializing in the renovation and revitalization of disused or potentially dangerous parcels of land. Bancroft Mills is scheduled to become a large luxury condominium complex, to be called Rockford Falls. Today the complex stands as a reminder of the significant milling history of the Brandywine Valley."

    May 7, 2013

    • Yaprak S.

      BAD NEWS!!! I contacted O'Neil Properties Group. Dan Mita is handling the DE project. he stated that currently they do not allow anybody enter the building. They had done it in the past and plan to do it again before they start the construction so he told me to contact him again in late July. BUT they would not let a group of people (15-20) to enter the building. They would only allow 1-3 people at a time. So it looks like we won't be able to this which is quite disappointing. The general number for the company is[masked] and you may ask for Dan Mita if you have further questions.

      May 7, 2013

    • Ellen

      good work, Yaprak, even if it is bad news- better to know now than along with a fine

      May 8, 2013

  • Yaprak S.

    Soooo what now.... are we trespassing or what? :) lol

    May 8, 2013

  • Parsh M.

    Folks, I need some homework done here. We need to find out if there are any prerequisites to our entering the complex. If anyone knows or is willing to take on this task, let me know ASAP.

    May 7, 2013

    • Yaprak S.

      BAD NEWS!!! I contacted O.Neil Properties Group. Dan Mita is handling the DE project. he stated that currently they do not allow anybody enter the building. They had done it in the past and plan to do it again before they start the construction so he told me to contact him again in late July. BUT they would not let a group of people (15-20) to enter the building. They would only allow 1-3 people at a time. So it looks like we won't be able to this which is quite disappointing. The general number for the company is[masked] and you may ask for Dan Mita if you have further questions.

      May 7, 2013

  • Ira S

    May 6, 2013

    • Ira S

      Yapak, thanks for the link. Great photos of many interesting abandoned buildings

      1 · May 6, 2013

    • Yaprak S.

      May be we will try to visit few of those; right Parsh :)

      May 6, 2013

  • Yaprak S.

    I am quire excited about this location. I actually was planing on being out of state that day but I will postpone that plan to attend this meet-up. Thank you Parsh.

    May 6, 2013

  • Yaprak S.

    Here is another link for some great photography done at the Mill.

    http://www.spiritsoftheabandoned.com/industrial/bancroft/bancroft_gallery.html

    May 6, 2013

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