Monday, May 3, 2010

More Hall History

Here's the Wilmington warehouse for Norris's old steel company. If you click on the second pic and zoom in, on the left corner of the sign you can see "L. Norris Hall" faded on the sign and "Potts" who bought the company in the 1970's. Now it's B & B Steel located near the Wilmington port and just by coincidence across the street from one of the generation stations I work at.


Doug said...


Yeah that's the warehouse. My memory of visiting there with my father is in the early/mid 50's is that the surrounding area was pretty desolate.

One of the company's big customers for steel in the late 40s and early 50s was DuPont. The Philadelphia warehouse sent a truck to Wilmington nearly every day until my father decided that it was time to open a warehouse there because that would be more efficient.

Doug Hall

Mike said...

Hey Doug! Doubt it's changed much in that time... still pretty open down there except for the Wilmington port which is down the street and some recycling fields that Wilmington is experimenting with since the city dump is almost full! DuPont doesn't have as much in the area like they used to, but still has some operations in the area.