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

Kentmere Parkway

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
1. Kentmere Parkway Marker
Inscription.  This 14.7-acre strip of land, connecting Rockford Park and Grove with Brandywine Park, was designed by famed American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. The land was donated by two Wilmington businessmen, William M. Fields and William Poole Bancroft, the latter known as the father of the Wilmington park system. Olmstead's design was based on Fields' research of parkways in other eastern cities he visited. He concluded that the right-of-way should be 150 feet wide, with buildings set back 25 feet on either side. Kentmere Parkway was completed to Fields' specifications in 1891.
 
Erected 2000 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-109.)
 
Location. 39° 45.753′ N, 75° 33.747′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentmere Parkway and N. Union Street on Kentmere Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Francis Bayard (approx. mile away); Site of Gilpin Mills (approx. mile away); Forty Acres
Kentmere Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
2. Kentmere Parkway
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank E. Schoonover Studios (approx. 0.4 miles away); Looking Back... (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. half a mile away); Wilmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gibraltar (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  Frederick Law Olmstead - Biography. (Submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 988 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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