Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
By the 1960s and 1970s the older neighborhoods in which these houses originally stood had decayed and were slated for urban renewal. A determined effort by preservationists rallied support to move the buildings to a site on Market Street from which four commercial buildings had been removed. The houses were moved in 1976 and the area renamed Willingtown Square. The Historical Society of Delaware accepted the responsibility for preserving the houses and now uses them for offices and meeting rooms.
Location. 39° 44.501′ N, 75° 33.037′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on N. Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is opposite Old Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M. Brown v. Board of Education (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Speech (about 600 feet away); Thomas Garrett (about 600 feet away); Old Farmers Bank (about 700 feet away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Dickinson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
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