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Frank E. Schoonover Studios

 
 
Frank E. Schoonover Studios Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
1. Frank E. Schoonover Studios Marker
Inscription. The Frank E. Schoonover Studios were constructed in 1905 by Wilmington philanthropist Samuel Bancroft, Jr. Plans were provided by architect E.L. Rice, incorporating a Queen Anne design with four contiguous units. The original occupants were Frank E. Schoonover, N.C. Wyeth, Henry Peck, Harvey Dunn, and Clifford Ashley. All were former students of Howard Pyle, renowned illustrator and teacher. Over the years several other artists occupied the studios, but Schoonover remained, eventually acquiring complete ownership of the property. During his long career he created over 2,200 illustrations for books and magazines, as well as over 200 landscapes of the Brandywine and Delaware River valleys. Following his death in 1972, the property was purchased and restored by a group of fellow artists. The Frank E. Schoonover Studios were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
Erected 2001 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-113.)
 
Location. 39° 45.433′ N, 75° 33.521′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Shallcross Street and Rodney Street on Shallcross Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
 
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Frank E. Schoonover Studios image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
2. Frank E. Schoonover Studios
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Delaware Children's Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kentmere Parkway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Gilpin Mills (approx. half a mile away); Cool Spring Park (approx. half a mile away); Richard Bassett (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frank E. Schoonover Biography. (Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Artist Frank E. Schoonover - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Frank E. Schoonover Studios image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
3. Frank E. Schoonover Studios
Frank Earle Schoonover image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Frank Earle Schoonover
1877 - 1972
 
 
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 1,384 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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