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

Archmere

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. Archmere Marker
Inscription. This was once the home of John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950), financier, DuPont and General Motors executive, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and developer of the Empire State Building. Known as "The Patio," his palatial home was constructed 1916-18 in a style befitting his position in Wilmington society. The name "Archmere" was given to the surrounding estate because of the natural arch the trees formed over the Delaware River vista. This has been home to Archmere Academy since its founding in 1932 by the Norbertine Order. Archmere Academy was officially dedicated on October 12, 1932. Opened as an all boys boarding school with an enrollment of 22, the Academy is now a co-educational college preparatory school with an enrollment of over 500 students. The Patio was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-176.)
 
Location. 39° 48.238′ N, 75° 27.307′ W. Marker is in Claymont, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Philadelphia Pike, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3600 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Archmere Academy image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
2. Archmere Academy
distance of this marker. Claymont Stone School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Darley House (about 400 feet away); Church of the Ascension (about 500 feet away); Old Claymont High School (approx. half a mile away); Mother Catherine Rosarii (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grubb/Worth Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hickman Row (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claymont.
 
Also see . . .  John Jakob Raskob - Biographical Notes. (Submitted on December 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable Persons
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
3. Archmere Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,860 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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