Brandywine Village: The Story of a Milling Community

Brandywine Village: The Story of a Milling Community

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This small well illustrated book by noted Delaware historian Carol Hoffecker describes the history of Brandywine Village, founded in the mid part of the eighteenth century.  Brandywine Village was an early center of U.S. industrialization located on the Brandywine River in what is now Wilmington, Delaware, which became a major center for the manufacture of flour. Quakers Elizabeth Levis Shipley, her husband William Shipley, and Thomas Canby were important in establishing the village and its supporting flour mills. Dr. Hoffecker describes the efforts to preserve what remains of the original buildings of the community. This book should be of interest to those who are interested in urban history, flour milling, and historical preservation.