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

North Porticos

Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. North Porticos Marker
Inscription.  By 1750 the heavy roof had begun to force the thick walls apart, most noticeably on the north side, and much earlier than on the south side (see mark #14). Four stone "buttresses" were built to counter this effect. Years later, these open porticos were enclosed. A window was installed to the left "portico," and this has become a Sacristy. A door was installed to the "portico" on the right and it is now used as the Vesting room.
 
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 39° 44.335′ N, 75° 32.419′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Church Street (U.S. 13) and East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
2. North Porticos Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 N Church St, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bishop Alfred Lee (a few steps from this marker); The Vandever's (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Joseph Capelle (a few steps from this marker); Holy Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Patriots in the Old Swedes Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); East Wall Letters (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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