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

Cook-Simms House, 1778

 
 
Cook-Simms House, 1778 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 18, 2022
1. Cook-Simms House, 1778 Marker
Inscription.  
William Cook built this house at 101 East Fourth Street in what was then the heart of downtown Wilmington.

Dr. John Simms, who made and sold herbal medicines, bought the house in 1840 to serve as his shop and residence. He updated the building with large windows and an awning that shaded the sidewalk.

[Caption:]
The Cook-Simms House as used by J.S. Simms Botanic and Eclectic Medicines, 1860s.
 
Erected by Delaware Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 39° 44.498′ N, 75° 33.04′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. It is in Quaker Hill. Marker is on North Market Street just south of West 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 N Market 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. Willingtown Square (a few steps from this marker); Tatnall Bell, 1800
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(a few steps from this marker); Jacob and Obadiah Dingee Houses, 1771 and 1773 (a few steps from this marker); Old Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M. (a few steps from this marker); Jacobs House, 1748 (within shouting distance of this marker); Coxe Houses, 1801 (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown v. Board of Education (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
The Cook-Simms House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 18, 2022
2. The Cook-Simms House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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