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Alexis I. duPont Middle School

 
 
Alexis I. duPont Middle School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Alexis I. duPont Middle School Marker
Inscription.  The oldest portion of this structure was erected in 1893 to replace two smaller schools that were no longer adequate to serve the needs of local students. This building was constructed largely through the efforts of the duPont family, long-time supporters of public education in Delaware. It was named for Alexis Irenée duPont in recognition of his many years of service as an active member of the boards of local schools. Opening in January 1894, the building was distinguished by its unique Romanesque architectural style. The facility has been expanded at various times to meet the demands of a growing student body. Classes at all grade levels attended here until 1952. Following the opening of a new elementary school in Greenville that year, this school was utilized for students at the secondary level. Since completion of construction of a new High School at another location in 1966, this facility has functioned as a Junior High and Middle School. The building is part of the Henry Clay Village Historic District of the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker
Alexis I. duPont Middle School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Alexis I. duPont Middle School
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Number NC-169.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1894.
 
Location. 39° 46.029′ N, 75° 35.08′ W. Marker is near Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Kennett Pike (Delaware Route 52) and Hopeton Road, on the right when traveling north on Kennett Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 Hopeton Rd, Wilmington DE 19807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Clay Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Francis Du Pont (approx. half a mile away); Rockford Tower (approx. half a mile away); Looking Back… (approx. half a mile away); William Marriott Canby Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Mount Salem United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Poole Bancroft Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,358 times since then and 134 times this year. Last updated on February 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Oct. 6, 2022