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Three Mill Road

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1988–1989, Eldon Homsey for Homsey Architects. 3 Mill Rd., on Brandywine Creek
  • Three Mill Road (W. Barksdale Maynard)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Matthew Aungst)
  • (Matthew Aungst)
  • (Matthew Aungst)
  • (Matthew Aungst)

This 60,000-square-foot office building by the son of the architects Victorine and Samuel Homsey employs exposed I-beams and mirrored glass to express structure directly. The steel beams supporting the floors are painted green. Vertical posts, more slender and rising the full height of the building, are painted brown, as are the diagonals that brace the cantilevered floors. Most slender of all are the mullions, painted black. The whole frame forms an open cage, a dramatic complement to the scenic riverbank site.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Three Mill Road", [Wilmington, 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, 141-141.

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