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

Looking Back...

...more than 100 years ago from this spot

 
 
Looking Back... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
1. Looking Back... Marker
Inscription. The Sugar Bowl, built in 1902, was so named because of its lid-like domed roof. It was used as a concert site and venue for community programs.

The Sugar Bowl eventually fell into disrepair and was reduced to a plaza and chain link fence. Restoration began in 2006 when The Friends of Wilmington Parks secured funding and was completed with the placement of a new dome in June 2016.
 
Erected 2016 by Delaware State Parks.
 
Location. 39° 45.224′ N, 75° 32.873′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Baynard Boulevard north of Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); New Castle County Vietnam Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial (about 500 feet away); North Memories of Brandywine Park (about 600 feet
The Sugar Bowl image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
2. The Sugar Bowl
away); John McKinly (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Looking Back... (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced this previous marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 139 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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