Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Though is is not done today, ice skating on the Brandywine River used to be quite popular. In this photo from about 1913, park visitors enjoy the ice with their dogs!
Skating on West Street Dam
Erected by Delaware State Parks.
Location. 39° 45.07′ N, 75° 32.839′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of South Park Drive and West Street, on the right when traveling west on South Park Drive. Touch for map. 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. First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Sugar Bowl (approx. 0.2 miles away); John McKinly (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brandywine Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Tatnall House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Bassett (approx. ¼ mile away); George Read Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,218 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.