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

Riverview Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
1. Riverview Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Riverview Cemetery was founded in 1872 by a coalition of 18 fraternal lodges of the Knights of Pythias and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. This 42-acre site was the first cemetery outside of Wilmington city limits to be open to people of all socio-economic classes and religious faiths. The original southeast side, designed in a formal grid-plan, is the only known example in Delaware of the work of Hermann J. Schwarzmann, a prominent 19th-century Philadelphia landscape architect. In 1899 the northwest side was designed and laid out in a picturesque serpentine pattern by cemetery superintendent Goldsmith C. Nailor. The large community mausoleum was built in 1917 using a design from the William E. Hughes’ American Mausoleum and Construction Company of Clyde, Ohio. Not only is this the first community mausoleum erected in Delaware, moreover it is the First State’s only known example of Hughes' patented mausoleum design. Now owned and maintained by the Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery, Inc., this site is the final resting place for over 36,000 souls. Still in use today, Riverview Cemetery was named to the National Register of Historic Places on July 3, 2012.
 
Erected 2013 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-197.)
 
Location.
Riverview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
2. Riverview Cemetery Marker
39° 45.448′ N, 75° 31.718′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on North Market Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 North Market Street, Wilmington DE 19802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. One Love Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joseph Tatnall House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brandywine Village (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clifford Brown (approx. 0.9 miles away); African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial (approx. one mile away); Howard High School (approx. one mile away); Sugar Bowl (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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Riverview Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
3. Riverview Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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