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

The Tilton Mansion

 
 
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Inscription.  The Tilton Mansion was constructed in 1802 by the nation’s first Army Surgeon General, Dr. James Tilton (1745-1822). Throughout his lifetime Tilton advocated for increased hospital sanitation and was the founder and first President of The Medical Society of Delaware. Tilton served as a delegate in the Continental Congress of 1783 and 1784. This structure was enlarged in 1852, and was converted into an English manor house in the late 20th century by J. Danforth Bush. The University Club Holding Company purchased the property in 1937, and established it as the clubhouse for the University Club of Wilmington, later the University and Whist Club.
 
Erected 2017 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-234.)
 
Location. 39° 45.03′ N, 75° 33.78′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on N. Broom Street south of W. 9th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 N Broom Street, 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. Tilton Park (about 600 feet away, measured
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in a direct line); A City’s Growing Demand for Water (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Anthony of Padua (approx. ¼ mile away); Cool Spring Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware Children's Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Colonial EraScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2020. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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