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Juniper Financial Corporation (Gates Engineering Building)

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Gates Engineering Building
Late 19th century; 1998–1999 rehabilitation, Design Collaborative, Inc. West St. at Christina River
  • Juniper Financial Corporation (W. Barksdale Maynard)

A boiler shop for Harlan and Hollingsworth (WL8) was transformed in the 1990s into 38,000 square feet of office space. Little remains of the original building except the brick walls with elliptical-arch windows, a fire having ripped through just as the project began. A unique barrel roof design with dormers offered four additional floor levels. Not long after, a headquarters for the American Automobile Association (AAA) was built just south, in a historicizing, red-brick-warehouse style (2004–2005, Tevebaugh Associates). Big shipbuilding gantry cranes still stand along the riverbank nearby.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Juniper Financial Corporation (Gates Engineering Building)", [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, 92-92.

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