Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cool Spring Park
Construction of the reservoir resulted in rapid growth and development on the West Side of the city. The park soon became the center of a thriving neighborhood that was home to many of the city’s businesspersons and shopkeepers. A focal point for the community, the park has been used for various activities including the annual Wilmington Flower Market, which was held from the 1920s to the 1950s. The park’s interesting variety of trees is a result of the tradition of adding one each year during the Flower Market. In 1983, Cool Spring Park and the surrounding neighborhood were formally listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Cool Spring Historic District.
Erected 2002 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-121.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware Children's Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tilton Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Old Cathedral Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richard Bassett (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Anthony of Padua (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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