DuPont Factory Worker’s Homes Bult in 1885

In the 1880’s Laurel was booming and the economy was thriving. In February of 1881, the Morning News reported that many new houses were being built, and that older ones were being freshly painted. That same year the Delaware State Journal reported that Laurel had the largest lumber market on the Peninsula, and there was significant construction taking place. These homes show where factory workers lived during this exciting time.