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Frink Center for Wildlife, Tri-State Bird Rescue Center

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1989–1992, Mary Staikos for Staikos Associates Architects. End of Possum Hollow Rd. at Middle Run Natural Area, 2.5 miles northeast of Newark

Only rarely did pell-mell farm abandonment in New Castle County lead to adaptive reuse of agricultural buildings instead of destruction. This converted farmstead lies at the end of a little-used country road that now terminates at a bucolic county park. An old barn was converted into a bird hospital. Outside, wooden stairs lead up and around an old concrete silo to an elevated deck with a view down onto a warren of tin-roofed wooden aviaries, some on stilts. The naturalistic landscaping preserves the old-farm feeling.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Frink Center for Wildlife, Tri-State Bird Rescue Center", [Newark, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 176-176.

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