Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bethany Beach, Delaware
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The 4th of 5 houses built by John M. Addy, Pittsburgh, PA — was one of the "Six First Families". Considered as his masterpiece, it was one of the 1st homes to have indoor plumbing. In 1935 it was converted to a guest house and is now operated as a . . . — — Map (db m198878) HM
Completed July 8, 1910, the Loop Canal marked the end of a long journey for vacationers traveling to Bethany Beach in the town’s early days. Arriving in Rehoboth by railroad, travelers would continue their voyage by boat, crossing Rehoboth and . . . — — Map (db m37155) HM
Built in 1930 by Thomas Granville Walston and his wife Minnie Ann and located on the boardwalk between First and Second Streets. Later owned and operated by their daughter and son-in-law, Zada and Bill Wilgus who occupied the apartment above. It . . . — — Map (db m150140) HM
Surf fishing is a Delaware tradition older than the beach parks themselves.
Decades of cooperation between surf anglers, DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation, elected officials, and other concerned citizens have created perfect conditions . . . — — Map (db m206352) HM
The present inlet was formed in 1929 and was widened and stabilized by the Corps of Engineers from 1938-1940. The first three bridges that spanned the inlet were plagued by a series of failures due to environmental and meteorological conditions. . . . — — Map (db m108109) HM
Built in 1903 by William R. Errett, Pittsburgh, PA, one of the "Six First Families." Its original design has been maintained and is the only one of the first cottages still in the same family. — — Map (db m150144) HM
The Indian River Inlet has not always existed in its current location. This barrier beach environment is dynamic, and the opening to the inlet has opened and closed at different locations.
When the inlet closed, navigation, water quality, . . . — — Map (db m206345) HM
Originally owned by Robert Lattimer, whose will bequeathed the house to Ethel Palmer and Caroline Sloan on condition they remain unmarried. As Caroline Sloan eventually married, Ethel Palmer became heir to the home that has continued to remain in . . . — — Map (db m150142) HM
Built in 1923 by Raymond Ringler at this location. Movies were shown, accompanied by refreshments, followed by dancing to the music of a local band. Destroyed during the storm of 1944, it was later replaced by the "Blue Surf" motel until 2008. — — Map (db m150138) HM
There is an ocean current that moves sand parallel to the coast known as the "littoral drift" or "longshore current." Along most of coastal Delaware, this current moves in a northward direction. As it moves north, it moves sand. There is so much . . . — — Map (db m206344) HM
Built in the early 1900's at 2nd Street and the beach by R.R. Bulgin, a Disciples of Christ Preacher and named the Bellevue-Atlantic Hotel. 1915 purchased by John Addy and renamed Seaside Inn. Subsequent owners Cal and Alice Jagger provided room and . . . — — Map (db m150141) HM
The Faithful Steward, bound from Londonderry, Ireland to Philadelphia, ran aground on a shoal September 1, 1785 with 249 passengers aboard. Stormy weather drove the vessel toward shore where it became stranded in 4 fathoms (24 feet) of water within . . . — — Map (db m108226) HM
The first restaurant on Bethany's boardwalk. Built in 1933 and destroyed by fire in 1953. Became the Holiday House under owners Karl Klais and James Popham who rebuilt again after the storm of 1962. 1984 owned by Arnold Brown it became the first . . . — — Map (db m150139) HM
Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for.
This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of these brave men and women and to the sacrifices each made in serving our country.
God Bless You. God Bless . . . — — Map (db m150137) WM