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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Mary's Church

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
1. St. Mary's Church Marker
Inscription. This church was founded in 1858 and dedicated the same year by Bishop (now Saint) John N. Neumann of Philadelphia. Referred to at the time as a ‘model of beauty, simplicity, solidity and economy,” the church represents an example of the Byzantine Revival architectural style. The principal founder and first priest was the Very Reverend Patrick Reilly, who served the parish from 1858 until his death in 1885. A central tower was added to church in 1871. Originally incorporated as “St. Mary’s Catholic Church” in 1877, the name of the church was changed when it was reincorporated in 1894 and became incorporated as “Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.” A rededication service was held on December 8, 1907, after expansion of the facility. Additional land was purchased for the church complex at various times during the 20th century. Although extensively damaged during a fire in the 1960s, the structure was saved and continues to serve the spiritual needs of residents of the community. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
 
Location. 39° 44.347′ N, 75° 32.652′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Pine Street and East 6th Street
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
2. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
, on the right when traveling north on N. Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scott AME Zion Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Holy Trinity Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major Peter Jaquett (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Swedes' Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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St. Mary's Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
3. St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 18, 2016
4. St. Mary's Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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