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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Delaware County, PA (257) Chester County, PA (293) Montgomery County, PA (258) Philadelphia County, PA (1465) New Castle County, DE (633) Gloucester County, NJ (55)  DelawareCounty(257) Delaware County (257)  ChesterCounty(293) Chester County (293)  MontgomeryCounty(258) Montgomery County (258)  PhiladelphiaCounty(1465) Philadelphia County (1465)  NewCastleCountyDelaware(633) New Castle County (633)  GloucesterCountyNew Jersey(55) Gloucester County (55)
Media is the county seat for Delaware County
Adjacent to Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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1Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Aston Township — Aston and Middletown World War I Memorial
On Mount Road, on the right when traveling west.
In Memory of James L. Killen, Jr. Jesse S. Mills Rockdale Boys who died in Action in the World War 1918 Erected by Their Neighbors of Aston & Middletown Townships [Rear of Marker] Roll of Honor In Honor of . . . Map (db m67392) WM
2Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Aston Township — Aston and Middletown World War II Memorial
On New Road at Mount Road, on the left when traveling west on New Road.
Dedicated to the men of Aston and Middletown Townships who died in their country’s service in World War II G. Nelson Blackburn • Frederick Blackburn • Daniel Bonaventure • Lewis Butt • Raymond Chandler, Jr. • George W. Clark • . . . Map (db m67397) WM
3Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Aston Township — Aston Township Veterans, Law Enforcement and Emergency Personnel Memorial
On Pennell Road (Pennsylvania Route 452) at Concord Road, on the left when traveling south on Pennell Road.
[Smaller display in front of main memorial:] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. . . . Map (db m146251) WM
4Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015James Welling (b. 1951) — Dye sublimation print on aluminum —
Near Hoffmans Mill Road.
In July 2015, the Brandywine River Museum of Art commissioned James Welling to create a site-specific installation that explored the intersection of art and the environment. He photographed several locations around the grounds of the museum; one . . . Map (db m107783) HM
5Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Gradient (River Walk), 2015James Welling (b. 1951) — Dye sublimation print on aluminum —
Near Hoffmans Mill Road.
In July 2015, the Brandywine River Museum of Art commissioned James Welling to create a site-specific installation that explored the intersection of art and the environment. He photographed several locations around the grounds of the museum; one . . . Map (db m107790) HM
6Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Helen, 1989André Harvey (b. 1941) — Bronze —
Near Hoffmans Mill Road.
In this life-size sculpture, André Harvey captured the form and personality of a particular pig that he encountered in rural Pennsylvania. After modeling her in clay, Harvey created a small bronze sculpture of the pig, The Portrait Sitter . . . Map (db m107786) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Miss Gratz, 1984J. Clayton Bright (b. 1946) — Bronze —
Near Hoffmans Mill Road.
Born in Philadelphia, J. Clayton Bright began sculpting in the late 1970s. With the guidance of sculptor Eric Parks, he learned the process of cast sculpture using the lost wax technique. In 1984, the artist was commissioned by Mrs. Miles . . . Map (db m107794) HM
8Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — R. B. Monument, 2004Dan Ostermiller (b. 1956) — Bronze —
On Hoffmans Mill Road south of Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling south.
Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dan Ostermiller focuses exclusively on animal forms, creating large-scale sculptures in bronze. The son of a taxidermist, the artist closely studied anatomy, and in his sculptures emphasizes the attributes of each . . . Map (db m107826) HM
9Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — 1704 HouseColonial home of William Brinton — National Register of Historic Places —
On Oakland Road, on the left when traveling south.
1704 House Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the History of the United . . . Map (db m187163) HM
10Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Andrew Wyeth Studio
Near Creek Road.
This repurposed late nineteenth-century schoolhouse served as Andrew Wyeth's studio from 1940 to 2008. Wyeth, one of America's best-known twentieth-century artists, created thousands of paintings and drawings here, inspired by the people, . . . Map (db m144338) HM
11Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Archie's Corner
On Bullock Road at Ring Road, on the right when traveling west on Bullock Road.
Bullock Octagonal School Established 1838 by the School District of Birmingham Township (now Chadds Ford Township) These are the ruins of the Bullock Octagonal School. In 1838, the School District of Birmingham Township purchased "81 . . . Map (db m177511) HM
12Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Battle of Brandywine
On US 1.
On Sept. 11, 1777, an American force of about 11,000 men, commanded by Washington, attempted to halt a British advance into Pennsylvania. The Americans were defeated near Chadds Ford on Brandywine Creek by approximately 18,000 British and Hessian . . . Map (db m8277) HM
13Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Battle of Brandywine
On Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1).
The center of the American line, Wayne commanding, was near Chadds Ford and faced west. In late afternoon as Cornwallis was making the main assault on the American right wing, 3 miles north, Knyphausen's division of British and Hessians crossed . . . Map (db m8279) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — A-51 — Battle of Brandywine
On Wilmington Pike (U.S. 202/322) at Brinton Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Wilmington Pike.
The battle ended just southwest of here at nightfall. With Howe and his troops holding the field, Washington’s force withdrew to Chester. Although he was wounded, Lafayette helped to reorganize the retreating troops, and Pulaski’s cavalry protected . . . Map (db m146793) HM
15Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Battle of Brandywine Final DefenseChadds Ford Township Pennsylvania
On Oakland Road, on the left when traveling south.
As pacifist Quakers, many Brinton family members abhorred the war that was closing in on their 1704 home. Near here, at dusk, on Sept. 11, 1777, two military actions by the Americans saved their retreat. General Greene's soldiers inflicted heavy . . . Map (db m194853) HM
16Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Brinton Run PreserveChadds Ford Township — North American Land Trust —
On Oakland Road, 0.5 miles south of Brintons Bridge Road, on the left when traveling north.
On September 11, 1777, the Brinton Run Preserve Property was the location of a final fight during the Battle of the Brandywine, just before the American troops retreated from British fire. Funding for the acquisition and permanent protection of . . . Map (db m195338) HM
17Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Casimir Pulaski
On Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south.
Polish volunteer, commanded cavalry detachment helping to cover Washington's retreat from Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777. As brigadier general, served Sept. 1777 - March 1778 as first overall commander of the Continental Army's cavalry. He was mortally . . . Map (db m8278) HM
18Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Chadds Ford Historical SocietyJohn Chads House
On Creek Road north of Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north.
John Chads, heir to his father's 500-acre plantation along the Brandywine, commissioned a house, made of Brandywine bluestone, to be built on banks of the creek. The style and appointments of the house suggest moderate wealth. Its simplicity . . . Map (db m197399) HM
19Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Christian C. Sanderson1882-1966
On Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west.
More than any individual in his time, Christian Sanderson focused attention on the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777. He and his mother lived in Washington’s Headquarters, 1906-1922, where they entertained thousands of visitors. Leaving the . . . Map (db m13801) HM
20Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Gideon Gilpin House
Near Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west.
At the time of the battle [of Brandywine], Gideon Gilpin, a Quaker farmer, lived here with his wife and six children. Gideon Gilpin owned 130 acres of farm land. After the battle, foraging soldiers plundered the property. The claim of losses . . . Map (db m13786) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — John Chad's Housec. 1725 — National Register of Historic Places —
On Creek Road, on the right when traveling north.
Proctor's American Artillery occupied several redoubts near this house at the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777Map (db m182628) HM WM
22Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Kuerner Farm
Near Ring Road.
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America This farmstead and its adjacent fields served as both subject and setting for . . . Map (db m176093) HM
23Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Lafayette’s Headquarters
On Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
Sept. 10th and 11th 1777 -------------------- Delaware County Historical Society Sept. 10th 1910Map (db m31666) HM
24Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — N.C. Wyeth House and Studio
Near Murphy Road.
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America World renowned illustrator N.C. Wyeth purchased this property in 1911, . . . Map (db m176094) HM
25Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — The Chads Springhouse
Near Creek Road.
The Chads' Springhouse predates the home of John Chads across the street. It was built to be both a springhouse and a residence with a corner fireplace in the living area and a sleeping loft above. It was probably built by John Wyeth Jr., the . . . Map (db m73827) HM
26Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — The John Chads House
On Creek Road. Reported permanently removed.
Welcome to the 1725 John Chads House, the home of the ferryman and farmer for whom Chadds Ford was named. In 1968 Chadds Ford Historical Society purchased this charming bluestone building and has authentically restored it. Having fallen . . . Map (db m182929) HM
27Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — The National Arborist Association
Near Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1).
and the International Society of Arboriculture jointly recognize this significant tree in this bicentennial year as having lived here at the time of the signing of our Constitution.Map (db m8280) HM
28Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country
On Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1).
This Flagpole is Gratefully Dedicated by The Color Guard Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 1988Map (db m73825) WM
29Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — Veterans Memorial
Near Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1).
In memory of those who served in the Armed ForcesMap (db m152778) WM
30Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford Township — 271 — William Brinton 1704 House
On Oakland Road, on the left when traveling south.
William Brinton 1704 House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1968 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m187162) HM
31Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Chester Fire DepartmentRoll of Honor
On Ave. of the States, on the right when traveling south.
In appreciation of loyal service rendered in the World War Franklin Fire Company Hanley Hose Company Moyamensing Hook & Ladder Company Good Will Fire Company Felton Fire CompanyMap (db m14950) HM
32Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Christofer ColumbusThe Great Navigator
On 3rd Street at Ave. of the States, on the right when traveling north on 3rd Street.
Whose first act upon landing in the New World, on October 12, 1492 was to give thanks to God for safe deliverance. Presented to the City of Chester in the year of our Lord 1955 by the Italian-American Associations and citizens of Chester and . . . Map (db m14783) HM
33Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Colonial Courthouse
On Ave. of the States south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling south.
Georgian Colonial design. Built in 1724, restored in 1920. In use for Chester County till 1786, for Delaware County, 1789-1851. Later used as City Hall. Oldest public building in continuous use in U. S.Map (db m159340) HM
34Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Delaware County, Where Pennsylvania Began
On 2nd Street at Penn St., on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street.
Discovered by the Dutch, settled by the Swedes. Granted to William Penn by King Charles II of England, Delaware County is the site of Penn's first landing in Pennsylvania. Here the first assembly met and adopted the frame of government honored in . . . Map (db m14957) HM
35Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Dr. Anna E. Broomall(1847-1931)
On East 13th Street (Pennsylvania Route 320) at Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east on East 13th Street.
Obstetrician, teacher, and surgeon, she established the first U.S. prenatal care clinic at Woman’s Hospital of Woman’s Medical College of Pa. and promoted nursing there. Her work related to episiotomies and cesarean sections reduced birth mortality. . . . Map (db m135795) HM
36Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Ethel Waters(1896-1977)
On West 3rd Street (Pennsylvania Route 291) just east of Edgmont Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
African American blues, jazz and gospel singer overcame poverty to become one of the highest paid stars on Broadway. Several of her songs are Grammy Hall of Fame inductees. For acting, she received both Oscar and Emmy nominations. Waters was born in . . . Map (db m122309) HM
37Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Finland
On Concord Avenue.
Name given to tract along Delaware River from Marcus Hook to Chester River. Grant for tract was given Captain Hans Ammundson Besk, a native of Finland by Queen Christina in 1653. Site of first Finnish settlement in America.Map (db m81733) HM
38Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — First Friends Meeting
On Chestnut Street at East 24th Street on Chestnut Street.
Here in 1675, William Edmundson convened the first recorded meeting for worship of Friends (Quakers) within present Pennsylvania. This was at the home of Robert Wade, who in 1682 greeted William Penn upon his arrival in Chester.Map (db m4091) HM
39Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Green-Bank
On East 2nd Street at Crosby Street, on the right when traveling south on East 2nd Street.
Name given to house built on this site in 1721 by David Lloyd. At one time, it was the home of Admiral Porter and Commodore Porter with whom Admiral Farragut often visited. Razed in Feb., 1882 by "Jackson Explosion".Map (db m81730) HM
40Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Historic Downtown Chester
On Avenue of the States at E. 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on Avenue of the States.
The Old Civic Square Chester's old court house (pictured above) was built ca. 1724, making it the oldest building currently standing in downtown Chester, and one of the oldest remaining public buildings in the nation. The structure served . . . Map (db m159321) HM
41Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — John Morton
Near 3rd Street near Ave. of the States.
Top Plaque John Morton Signer of the Declaration of Independence 1724 - 1777 Center Plaque John Morton Signer of the Declaration of Independence placed by Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Inc. Bottom Plaque John . . . Map (db m14781) HM
42Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929 - 1968)
On 2nd Street at Baker Street, on the right when traveling south on 2nd Street.
King lived three years in this community and ministered under the mentorship of J. Pius Barbour. He graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary, 1951. A leader of the 1963 March on Washington, King won a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964.Map (db m14784) HM
43Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Old Swedish Burial Ground
On 3rd Street at Ave. of the States, on the right when traveling north on 3rd Street.
Site of first St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1702. The grave of John Morton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence is located just south of here.Map (db m14768) HM
44Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Penn Landing
On 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north.
Oct. 29, 1682, soon after finishing a two-months' voyage, William Penn first set foot on his colony of Pennsylvania, granted by Charles II the year before. The site is a block south.Map (db m14961) HM
45Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Rochambeau RouteNarragansett Bay to Yorktown
On Morton Avenue (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling south.
After an encampment of several days in Philadelphia where French troops passed in review before Congress, the French and American armies moved toward Wilmington [Delaware] by the Chester Pike known then as the King’s Highway. They encamped . . . Map (db m203802) HM
46Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
On 4th Street (Pennsylvania Route 291), on the right when traveling east.
During WWII, Sun was the largest single shipyard in the world, with over 35,000 employees. It introduced the all-welded ship, which significantly increased ship production, and the T-2 oil tanker, which became the standard at all US shipyards. Sun . . . Map (db m147389) HM
47Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Sun Village War Memorial
On Morton Avenue (U.S. 13) at McDowell Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Morton Avenue.
A Tribute to those from Sun Village who served our country in World War II • Clyde Robert Thompson • Ralph Jack Emory • James Walter Brogan • David R. Hutchinson Map (db m203803) WM
48Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Swedish Colonists
On Ave. of the States, on the right when traveling south.
This Tablet Commemorates The Swedish Colonists Who Settled This Area In 1641 Dedicated by Princess Christina June 12, 1965Map (db m14951) HM
49Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Viet Nam
On Ave. of the States, on the right when traveling south.
In memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice in Viet Nam Map (db m159268) WM
50Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — Washington House
On Ave. of the States near 4th Street, on the left when traveling south.
Built in 1747 on this site. Was known as "Pennsylvania Arms" until after Washington stopped here following the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. Noted stopping place on the old Post Road. Building stood here until 1952.Map (db m14955) HM
51Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester — William Penn1644 - 1718
On Penn St. at Front Street, on the left on Penn St..
First lodged in America in "Essex House" on this site October 28, 1682 the guest of Robert Wade Here the earliest Quaker settler on this side Delaware River, 1676, purchaser of the property, then called "Printzdorp," from the earlier occupant, . . . Map (db m14967) HM
52Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Clifton Heights — The Slinky Toy
On U.S. 1 at Springfield Road (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 1.
Invented in 1943 by Richard James and named by his wife Betty, the Slinky was manufactured here at James Industries until 1965. In 1960 Richard left his family and gave control of the nearly bankrupt company to Betty. Betty turned the company into a . . . Map (db m138520) HM
53Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Collingdale — In MemoriamHistoric Eden Cemetery Oldest Afro-American Public Cemetery — est. 1902 —
On Springfield Rd.
The colored soldiers of Pennsylvania who fought and died in France 1917-1918 that liberty, equality and fraternity might be established between all nations and among all peoples.Map (db m176373) WM
54Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township — Colonial Gristmill
On Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1) at Cheyney Road, on the right when traveling east on Baltimore Pike.
The stone gristmill at this site was built in 1704 by Nathaniel Newlin, a Quaker who emigrated from Ireland in 1683. The mill, restored to working order, is a fine example of a vital segment of Colonial economic life.Map (db m72347) HM
55Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township — Ivy Mills
On Ivy Mill Road at Polecat Road on Ivy Mill Road.
A pioneer in this area's industrial and religious development, Thomas Willcox built a paper mill here on the West Branch of Chester Creek in 1729. It became a major supplier to the print shop of Benjamin Franklin; by 1776 it was supplying paper for . . . Map (db m82950) HM
56Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township — PennsylvaniaThe Keystone State
On Wilmington Pike (U.S. 202) at Stateline Road, on the right when traveling north on Wilmington Pike.
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of The United StatesMap (db m146705) HM
57Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township — The Newlin Mill Complex1704 Colonial Gristmill — Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 1983 —
Near Cheyney Road, on the left when traveling south.
The Newlin Mill Complex was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on March 9, 1983 by the U.S. Department of the Interior as one of the “Nation’s Cultural Resources Worthy of . . . Map (db m72375) HM
58Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township — The Polecat Road Housecirca 1750
On Pole Cat Road at Fox Valley Lane, on the right when traveling east on Pole Cat Road.
A two-story tenant house for workers at the Trimble Mill Concord Township Historical Society Formed in 1967 to restore this historic buildingMap (db m147435) HM
59Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Concord Township — Township of Concord in Delaware County, PA
On Concord Road, 0.1 miles east of Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east.
Concord Township, one of the first townships created by William Penn, dates from February 6, 1683. The name was chosen by the early Quaker settlers to reflect their harmonious feelings toward their new home. Originally established in the shape of a . . . Map (db m146791) HM
60Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Eddystone — Eddystone Rifle Plant
On Simpson Street, 0.1 miles south of 13th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Built to make P14 Enfield rifles for the UK in 1914, the factory was the nation's largest during WWI. It produced a modified version of the firearm after the US entered the war, designated the Model 1917. It was the most common rifle issued to . . . Map (db m159231) HM
61Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Eddystone — Eddystone: A True Factory Town
On 9th Street, 0.1 miles west of Simpson Street, on the right when traveling east.
Originally part of Ridley Township, Eddystone was incorporated as a borough in 1880. First developed by the Simpson family in the 1870s as the home of their print works, the town's name was inspired by the Eddystone Lighthouse in Devon, England. . . . Map (db m159243) HM
62Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Edgmont Township — Parks are for People
On Ridley Creek State Park Road just west of Sandy Flash Drive South, on the left when traveling west.
Maurice K. Goddard's Legacy Soak in this awe-inspiring scene. You walked or drove only a short distance to get here. Admission was free. Now you'll spend the day in one of the most beautiful places in Pennsylvania, picnicking or swimming, . . . Map (db m183802) HM
63Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Glen Mills — Historic Neighborhood of Logtown
On Valleybrook Road at Logtown Road, on the right when traveling north on Valleybrook Road.
On the evening of September 11, 1777, a number of stragglers from the defeated American Army, hungry, demoralized and exhausted in their flight from the field at Brandywine, collected in Logtown (part of what is now Chester Heights) where . . . Map (db m188158) HM
64Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Glen Mills — If You Can't Take the Heat, Build a Summer Kitchen
Near Glen Mills Road, 0.2 miles east of Thornton Road, on the right when traveling west.
Thornbury Delaware County Historical Commission Historic Resource Property #008 Sarum Farmstead Summer kitchens helped keep the main house cool during the hottest months of the year. They were popular in the 18th and early . . . Map (db m188201) HM
65Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Glen Mills — Preserving Our Past for the Future
Near Glen Mills Road, 0.2 miles east of Thornton Road, on the right when traveling west.
Preserving Our Past for the Future Thornbury Delaware County Historical Commission Historic Resource Property #097 Wilamar / Black Bell Farm This spring house sits on property once owned by George Peirce II, one . . . Map (db m188703) HM
66Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Haverford Township — Joshua Humphrey
On Haverford Road just north of Hathaway Lane.
Designer of the frigate Constitution, "Old Ironsides," lived 1803-38 in the Pont Reading House, which stands opposite. The present house was built at dates 1683 to 1813.Map (db m81492) HM
67Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Haverford Township — Lynnewood ParkWW II War Memorial
On Robinson Avenue at Fairmont Road, in the median on Robinson Avenue.
In Honor of the Men and Women of Lynnewood Park ~ Who Served Their Country In World War IIMap (db m120857) WM
68Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Haverford Township — Old Haverford Friends Meeting
This site has been a center for Friends' activities since 1684. The older section of the current structure, since remodeled, was built in 1700 as an addition to the original log meetinghouse where William Penn worshiped in the eleventh month . . . Map (db m66654) HM
69Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Haverford Township — The Battle of Llanerch Crossing
On West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3) at Darby Road, on the right when traveling west on West Chester Pike.
The rail lines that met and crossed at Llanerch Junction in the 19th century transformed fields into suburban neighborhoods. In the 20th century, the corner where West Chester Pike and Darby Road meet was a gas station and car dealership, before . . . Map (db m102755) HM
70Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Haverford Township — The Birth of Llanerch
On West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3) at Darby Road, on the right when traveling west on West Chester Pike.
Comfortable and reliable rail transportation to and from Philadelphia encouraged the development and growth of suburban neighborhoods in Haverford Township. The large sign behind the trolley car instructs perspective buyers of homes in Llanerch . . . Map (db m102754) HM
71Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Haverford Township — The Llanerch Car Barn
On West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3) at Darby Road, on the right when traveling west on West Chester Pike.
Inside the Llanerch Power Station, Wilbur Hall photographed workers waiting to shovel coal into the massive boilers powering the Hamilton Corliss steam engine [photo at top left]. Electricity generated here to run the trolleys also lighted many . . . Map (db m102751) HM
72Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lansdowne — Henry Albertson Subdivision Historic District
On Lansdowne Avenue at Greenwood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Lansdowne Avenue.
The Henry Albertson Subdivision Historic District includes 71 houses built between 1884 and circa 1940. The district boundaries correspond to the residential subdivision of Henry Albertson's (1834-1895) 24-acre estate during Lansdowne's early . . . Map (db m102726) HM
73Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lansdowne — Lansdowne World War Monument
On Green Avenue at Clover Avenue/Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Green Avenue.
The Lansdowne World War Monument honors those Lansdowne High School students and Lansdowne residents who died while serving in the military during World War I. 1917-1918 This granite Beaux-Arts style monument, designed by Lansdowne . . . Map (db m102724) HM WM
74Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lansdowne — Tatiana Proskouriakoff(1909-1985)
On S. Lansdowne Avenue at Fairview Avenue, on the right when traveling north on S. Lansdowne Avenue.
American scholar and archaeologist who published a paper that revolutionized the world’s understanding of Mayan hieroglyphs. Her groundbreaking work influenced archaeologists’ interpretation of cultural sites. Her accolades include the 1962 Kidder . . . Map (db m116993) HM
75Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lower Chichester Township — Lower Chichester Veterans Memorial
On Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 452) at Chichester Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Market Street.
Honoring all branches of the military and the men and women who served In Memoriam World War I Veterans "We honor you" In Memoriam World War II Veterans "You saved the world" "We honor you" In Memoriam Korean War . . . Map (db m39995) WM
76Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — American Viscose Co.
On East 10th Street (US 13).
The first company in North America to successfully manufacture an artificial fiber (rayon). Plant employees, many of whom were women, lived in Viscose Village, a planned community built in 1912-1915 designed by Ballinger & Perrot of Phila. in the . . . Map (db m146226) HM
77Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Eastern Oysters(Crassostrea virginica) — Is Water Quality Improving? —
On Delaware Street east of Market Street, on the right when traveling east.
[Excerpts from the Is Water Quality Improving? marker] The Eastern oyster has a long history as being a commercially and ecologically important species in the Delaware Estuary. As far back as the early 1800s, Eastern oysters found in the . . . Map (db m102824) HM
78Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — James B. ‘Mickey’ Vernon
On Market Street, on the right when traveling north.
Born Marcus Hook, Pa. April 22, 1918 U. S. Navy Veteran Two-Time American League Batting Champion 1946 • .353 1953 • .337 Played in Major Leagues in Four Decades Seven-time American League All-Star Lifetime BA of .286 2,495 Hits .... 1,311 RBIs . . . Map (db m146471) HM
79Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Korean War Memorial1950 - 1955
On Delaware Street at Market Street, on the right when traveling east on Delaware Street.
Fallen While Serving Dominic Cisco • John Gross Rance Dodson • Cecil Grier, Jr. Robert N. Myers [Honor Roll of Veterans] [Not transcribed]Map (db m102782) WM
80Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Marcus Hook
On U.S. 13 at Green St. on U.S. 13.
First port of call for Philadelphia shipping. First settled by Swedes, it was named by the Dutch, 1655-64, Marreties Hoeck.Map (db m14973) HM
81Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Marcus Hook First Ward Veterans Memorial
On Market Street at 3rd Street, in the median on Market Street.
Dedicated To Those Of The First Ward who served their country to preserve the four essential human freedoms 1941 World War II 1945 Armed Forces [and] Merchant Marine [Honor Roll of Names] 1950 Korean Conflict 1953 . . . Map (db m39999) WM
82Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Marcus Hook World War I Memorial
On Market Street at 8th Street, on the left when traveling south on Market Street.
In honor of our brave heroes who answered their country's call in the World War and in the name of God achieved victory -- thus perpetuated The Freedom of Mankind [Honor Roll of those killed in action or died in service] John . . . Map (db m146227) HM
83Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Marcus Hook World War II Veterans
On Market Street, on the right when traveling west.
Erected by the citizens of Marcus Hook in memory of and in honor of the heroic men and women as a tribute to the self sacrifice they displayed in our country's service in World War II 1941- 1945 (List of Names)Map (db m14974) HM
84Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Mary Gillis TroostIn Memoriam
Erected to the memory of Mary Gillis Troost who died Dec. 27, 1872 by the Women's Christian Assn of Kansas City, Mo. In appreciation of her gift to the Gillis Orphans HomeMap (db m40002) HM
85Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Seamen's HotelCirca 1795
On Delaware Street east of Market Street, on the left when traveling east.
[Title is text]Map (db m102681) HM
86Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — The Factory and the VillageThe American Viscose Company in Marcus Hook
On East 10th Street (US 13).
Best known as the company that developed “artificial silk,” later known as “rayon,” the American Viscose Company began construction of its Marcus Hook operation in 1912. Patented by English chemists in 1894, rayon was used . . . Map (db m146225) HM
87Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — The Soldier and Sailor Walk Memorial
Dedicated to the men buried at Saint Martin's Church Cemetery (1699) who bravely served their country in the following wars: Revolutionary War 1775-1783 War of 1812 1812-1815 Mexican War 1846-1848 Civil War 1861-1865 Spanish-American War . . . Map (db m102614) WM
88Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — The Traveling Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
On Delaware Street at Market Street, on the right when traveling east on Delaware Street.
The Traveling Vietnam Veteran's Memorial "The Wall that Heals," was exhibited at Market Square Memorial Park, Marcus Hook Pennsylvania on October 7-10, 1999 through the coordinated efforts of the Borough of Marcus Hook and Sunoco, Inc. . . . Map (db m102811) HM WM
89Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Vietnam War Memorial
On Delaware Street at Market Street, on the right when traveling east on Delaware Street.
Delaware County Roll of Honor Vietnam 1965 - 1972 [Roll of Honored Dead] Dedicated October 10, 1992 "This memorial is also dedicated to those Vietnam Veterans that were killed in Vietnam, but who died at home" [Roll of Honored . . . Map (db m102812) WM
90Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marcus Hook — Vietnam War Memorial
On Delaware Street at Market Street, on the right when traveling east on Delaware Street.
This monument erected in memory of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War Dedicated Memorial Day May 30, 1983Map (db m102814) WM
91Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marple Township — 1696 Massey House
On Lawrence Road.
Thomas Massey left England on the ketch "Endeavor" arriving at Upland (Chester) 1683. Married Phebe Taylor 1692, bought 900 acres in Marple Township and build this brick house in 1696.Map (db m81574) HM
92Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marple Township — Brookthorpe
On West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3) east of N. New Ardmore Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
This federal style house was built on land originally owned by Robert Taylor. J. M. Moore constructed the original house in 1821, while the eastern section was added in the late 19th century.Map (db m159610) HM
93Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marple Township — Culbertson House
On West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3), on the right when traveling west.
Built by noted Quaker, Jonathan Maris, c. 1750, this fieldstone farmhouse retains many early features such as a walk-in cooking fireplace and six corner fireplaces. The property was purchased by Robert Culbertson after the civil war and remained . . . Map (db m159613) HM
94Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marple Township — Maris House
On West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3) at Broomall Ave, on the right when traveling west on West Chester Pike.
The Maris family came from England in 1682 and settled in Springfield, Delaware County. Family descendants settled in Marple Township and built this fieldstone farmhouse about 1800. It remained a residence until its conversion to a business in the . . . Map (db m159614) HM
95Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Marple Township — Thomas Massey House
On Lawrence Road.
A fine example of early Pennsylvania rural architecture. Brick section was built before 1708 by Thomas Massey, who by 1696 was owner of a 300-acre “plantation” here. An earlier central wooden section was replaced by stone about 1730 by . . . Map (db m81572) HM
96Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Media — Christopher Columbus
Near North Orange Street north of West Front Street, on the right when traveling north.
Born 1451, Genoa, Italy, his youth was sailing with explorers. From his readings of the scholars and the geographer, astronomer Ptolemy he conceived the theory to navigate the unexplored Atlantic Westerly as a trade route to the Orient in 1492. He . . . Map (db m205517) HM
97Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Media — Delaware County
On Front St..
Formed September 26, 1789 out of Chester County. Named for the Delaware River and site of William Penn's first entry into Pennsylvania, 1682. Old Chester Courthouse (1724) is one of America's early public buildings. County seat, Media, incorporated . . . Map (db m83368) HM
98Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Media — Delaware County Courthouse
On Front Street.
Originally part of the farm property of Sarah Briggs in 1848. The site was laid out by Joseph Fox and purchased by the Delaware County Commissioners in 1849 for the erection of a courthouse. The structure, whose construction plans cost $50, was . . . Map (db m83369) HM
99Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Media — Delaware County Courthouse
On Front Street.
Delaware County was constituted September 26, 1789. This courthouse was built in 1850 and rebuilt in 1913. It is the sixth of this judicial district in line of direct succession from the first court house in Pennsylvania.Map (db m83371) HM
100Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Media — Engle Bakery
On West State Street at South Orange Street, on the left when traveling west on West State Street.
Site of Donough's Blacksmith Shop in 1855. The present building dates from 1864 when Christian Schur started a bakery and confectionery here. The business was taken over in 1898 by Harry Engle, a well known merchant who served as mayor in 1913. The . . . Map (db m205513) HM

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