Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Placed on the National Register of Historic Places ~ 1998 —
Marian Cruger Coffin (1876-1957), a pioneering woman in the field of landscape architecture, designed the formal gardens on the property and oversaw their installation between 1916 and 1923. She was responsible for many other well-known gardens and designed landscapes throughout the East Coast, including the nearby gardens of Winterthur and Mt. Cuba, and the campus of the University of Delaware.
Hugh Rodney Sharp was Delaware's preeminent preservationist, restoring the Historic Houses of Odessa, Old Town Hall and the Academy of Medicine in Wilmington, and many others. His extensive philanthropy benefited many local cultural and educational institutions, particularly the University of Delaware. In 1998, Gibraltar was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1999 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-100.)
Location. 39° 45.675′ N, 75° 34.447′ Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wawaset Park (approx. ¼ mile away); First Flight of the Delaplane (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Salem United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Francis Du Pont (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rockford Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Francis Bayard (approx. half a mile away); Kentmere Parkway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alexis I. duPont Middle School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
Also see . . .
1. Marian Cruger Coffin - Wikipedia. One of the first American women to work as a professional landscape architect. (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Gibraltar in Wilmington Delaware - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
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