Green & Wilson

Industry type: Powder keg manufacturing
Location: Louviers, Breck's Mill
Active dates: 1869-1877

Summary: Green & Wilson rented Louviers, Breck's Mill, and Rokeby Mill from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1869 to 1877. They used one of the mills as a storehouse and another as a sheet metal shop to make iron powder canisters. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company later took over Green & Wilson's operation, continuing to make powder canisters at Louviers until 1885. At that point, they moved the canister-making operation to Henry Clay Mill. Beginning in 1883, Breck's Mill was used as a recreation center for residents of Henry Clay Village, while Rokeby continued to be used by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

Citations: National Park Service. National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Henry Clay Village Historic District, December 1987.

Zebley, Frank R. Along the Brandywine. Wilmington: William Cann, Inc., 1940, 109-112.