This was my
know key players at Nemours. Find out
why they need to demolish this house so
soon. Try to find out all of their
objections to preserving the house up
front so I can address them.
Get local politicians involved. County,
find funding for the project, either
from County, State, or Federal funds, or
from a commercial group that can use the
house in a hospital related way.
Contact those who already tried to save
the MH. See what they have already found
out. See if they have a plan to offer.
Secure the house (roof, doors, windows)
so that it cannot accidently be
Push off deadline
for demolition. <------ top priority.
Get friends to volunteer their
time in case we need support for letter
writing or for fix up labor.
Preserve in stages: outside first,
mothball, fix up inside later.
Get publicity so that Nemours will crave
positive publicity rather than negative.
Get volunteers to do labor and trade
work on the house.
Get ideas for use of the house.
ideas that were presented
information center, a triage, for
visitors to the Nemours complex,
including the Greenways, the Ronald
McDonald House, the Nemours Mansion, and
the Hospital. It would be a first
stop for confused visitors as to where
to go. (Credit to Mike Castle).
adjunct to the Ronald McDonald House. A
more warm place to stay for parents of
children staying at AI.
As a day lounge for families of children
who are not staying overnight at the
Ronald McDonald House but who are
waiting on all day operations, etc.
A respite area.
As a bus stop (DELDOT again, who gave
the property away can take it back and
use the state's earmarked money to
restore), with Starbucks inside. Lots of
bus traffic there. Also use as a
stop for Greenways journeyers.
As an office for a non-profit
organization related to preventative
health since it is on the Greenways.
Move to the Greenways.
Use Delaware surplus money: $35 million
earmarked for historic preservation.
As an art therapy studio and gallery for
children with disabilities.
Let me know if you have other ideas for
use of the building.