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

Chapel

Fort DuPont

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
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Inscription.  Fort DuPontís Chapel was constructed in 1941 to meet the spiritual needs of soldiers preparing to go abroad. The spire of this indicates its non-denominational status.

The Army considered wooden structures “temporary.” Most of the wooden structures at this location were torn down after WWII. Itís possible the chapel may have been spared the wrecking ball due the important role it played in the life of the fort.

Caption below the photograph on the right - Above: The chapel interior is set for a Catholic service, but also offered Protestant and Jewish services. At the rear of the alter is a triptych, a three-sided panel painted by American artist Nina Barr Wheeler (1909-1978) and dedicated to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of artillerymen, selected as a nod to Fort DuPontís origin as an artillery post.
 
Location. 39° 34.278′ N, 75° 35.298′ W. Marker is in Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on New Castle Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware City DE 19706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort DuPont (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct

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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Chapel Marker
line); Officers Row (about 800 feet away); Commanding Officer Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Post Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort DuPont World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parade Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Post Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Delaware City Public School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Nearby Fort DuPont Historical Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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