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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wilmington, Delaware

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Location of Wilmington, Delaware
    New Castle County (428)
    Kent County (210)
    Cecil County, Maryland (167)
    Kent County, Maryland (86)
    Gloucester County, New Jersey (54)
    Salem County, New Jersey (114)
    Chester County, Pennsylvania (236)
    Delaware County, Pennsylvania (196)
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1Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — "Sign of the Ship" Tavern
Site of famous tavern of Revolutionary days known as "The Sign of the Ship." John Marshall was then innkeeper. Officers of Continental Army were quartered here. Washington, Lafayette, Aaron Burr and Commodore Perry were among its distinguished . . . Map (db m140394) HM WM
2Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 1313 Delaware Avenue
This property 1313 Delaware Avenue has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m153954) HM
3Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — 1315 Delaware Avenue
This property 1315 Delaware Avenue has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m153955) HM
4Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — A City’s Growing Demand for WaterCool Spring Reservoir Plaza
(Upper left) The Cool Spring Reservoir was designed by consulting civil engineer William E. Morris of Philadelphia and others as an open air reservoir formed by an earthen embankment and bordered by 10th and Van Buren Streets. Work on the . . . Map (db m140462) HM
5Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — A French Legion Kept Watch HereWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
During the American Revolution Lauzun's Legion spent the winter and spring of 1782-1783 in Wilmington to help guard Philadelphia and Baltimore from British attack. The troops were housed in the Wilmington Academy, located where the Grand Opera . . . Map (db m166673) HM
6Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial
[Panel 1:]African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial The Medal of Honor takes its place in our country as the highest award for military valor. The honor, awarded by the President in the name of Congress, may only be accorded an . . . Map (db m80507) HM
7Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-80 — Anthony - Delaware's First Known Black Settler
A black man named Anthony was among the first permanent settlers of New Sweden. He came to the colony from the West Indies in 1639 aboard the Swedish ship Vogel Grip. Records indicate that Black Anthony became a free man named Antoni Swart, an . . . Map (db m127648) HM
8Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-A10 — Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church
Organized about the year 1769. Early meetings held in academy woods, Gilpin’s Wharf and Thelwell’s School. Church Built in 1789. Dedicated to Bishop Francis Asbury. Here is buried Allen McLane, Lieutenant in Caesar Rodney’s Regiment 1779; . . . Map (db m92275) HM
9Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-102 — Bethel A.M.E. Church
On May 10, 1846, a group of African-American residents of Wilmington who had affiliated themselves with the African Methodist Episcopal Church held a meeting for the purposes of electing trustees and organizing as a corporate body. At the time, . . . Map (db m168200) HM
10Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Bill McGowan — 1992 ~ Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee —
William Aloysius McGowan Born: January 18, 1896 in Wilmington, DE Died: December 9, 1954 in Silver Spring, MD Elected to Hall of Fame by Committee on Baseball Veterans: 1992 He introduced a colorful umpiring style with vigorous, . . . Map (db m128080)
11Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-101 — Brandywine Village
Around 1740 water-powered mills began to appear in this area where the Brandywine River ends its journey falling 124 feet in its final five miles. Small vessels carrying grain from nearby farms sailed directly to the mills. Other ships laden with . . . Map (db m129264) HM
12Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NCC-246 — Brandywine Village and the Road to Yorktown
On September 4-7, 1781, residents of Brandywine Village watched as thousands of American and French troops marched through their community along the King’s Highway on their way to Yorktown, Virginia. The combined forces, under the commands of . . . Map (db m140593) HM WM
13Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-138 — Brown v. Board of Education
Delaware remained a racially segregated society until the mid-twentieth century. Though the segregation of public schools was supported by the “separate but equal” doctrine that had been upheld by the nation’s highest court, the . . . Map (db m165893) HM
14Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NCC-238 — Burton V. Wilmington Parking Authority
In August 1958, Wilmington City Councilman and Civil Rights activist William “Dutch” Burton worked with the NAACP to expose the racially discriminatory practices of the Eagle Coffee Shoppe. The restaurant was located on this site in a . . . Map (db m140547) HM
15Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Caesar Rodney Monument
This statue was dedicated in 1923 to commemorate Caesar Rodney's ride to Philadelphia, July 1-2, 1776. Despite ill health, Rodney rode through thunder and rain to cast the deciding vote in the Delaware delegation for independence.Map (db m127806) HM
16Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Christopher Columbus1451 - 1506 — Italian Explorer, Navigator, and Colonizer —
side one Born circa 1451, in Genoa, Italy, at the start of the Renaissance, Christopher Columbus proposed to reach the rich trading lands of Asia by sailing west across unchartered seas. This revolutionary idea was finally accepted by Queen . . . Map (db m69347)
17Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-146 — Clifford BrownLegendary Jazz Musician
Born on October 30, 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware, Clifford Brown was one of the most influential jazz musicians of the mid-20th century. He began to play the trumpet as a teenager while attending Howard High School. By 1948 he was playing in . . . Map (db m130221) HM
18Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-121 — Cool Spring Park
With the completion of Cool Spring Reservoir in 1877, an adjoining parcel of unused land was reserved for park purposes. Formally designated as Cool Spring Park, the grounds were managed by the Wilmington Water Department until 1967, when the City . . . Map (db m10917) HM
19Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NCC-242 — Delaware Chemical Engineering Company
Francis Irenee du Pont (1873-1942) began developing this site as an experimental laboratory for his newly-created Delaware Chemical Engineering Company in 1915. Du Pont used the lab to continue his research with smokeless gunpowder and other . . . Map (db m140577) HM
20Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-207 — Delaware Children's Theatre
Plans for this colonial revival-style structure were drawn by Philadelphia architect Minerva Parker Nichols, one of the first female architects in the United States. Construction of the building, which features eclectic components as well as the . . . Map (db m128081) HM
21Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Delaware Military AcademyUnion Field Cannon — Used by Delaware Troops at Gettysburg 1863 —
Dedicated to All Delaware Veterans Delaware Military Academy By CMCPO Joshua Loper, First DMA Eagle Scout Military Science Course Project Unique 1861 Iron Cannon Last Survivor from Lobdell Foundry Union Field Cannon Used by . . . Map (db m66921) HM WM
22Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-141 — Delaware's Jewish Community
This building, once known as the Morrow Building, symbolizes the founding of an organized Jewish community in Delaware. Jews have been present in Delaware since the 1650's. Until the late 19th Century, the Jewish community was too small to maintain . . . Map (db m166679) HM
23Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-143 — Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church
In 1805 a group of African-Americans, desiring greater freedom of worship, withdrew from Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church to form a separate congregation. Led by Peter Spencer and William Anderson, they established what was then known as the . . . Map (db m14757) HM
24Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-190 — First Flight of the Delaplane
Near this site, on October 21, 1910, the first heavier than air aircraft built in Delaware made its first flight. The aircraft, known as the Delaplane, was built by Robie Seidelinger and piloted by Eddie Bloomfield. The construction was funded by . . . Map (db m92283) HM
25Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-77 — First Presbyterian Church
This church originally stood at the corner of 10th and Market Streets and was the first Presbyterian church in the city. It was constructed in 1740, just after Wilmington received its charter from King George II. Following the Battle of the . . . Map (db m13557) HM
26Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Five Points Civil Association Fire Squad Bell
This bell was donated to the Five Points Civic Association Fire Squad by the Weccacoe Fire Company, 2nd & Jackson Streets, Wilmington, Delaware and used to summon men to alarms in the early 1900's. It was reconditioned and placed here as a . . . Map (db m130506) HM
27Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Fort Christina
Fort Christina-This park commemorates New Sweden, the colony founded when Peter Minuit’s expedition landed from the Swedish ships Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip on the natural wharf of rocks at the riverside about March 29, 1638. Fort Christina, built . . . Map (db m140502) HM
28Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Fort Christina National Historic Landmark
Managed by the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs(302)736-7400Map (db m92274) HM
29Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NCC-236 — Forty Acres
Forty Acres was established in 1864 as an early streetcar suburb of Wilmington. The area was once part of a larger land tract called Hope Farm. Joshua Heald purchased forty acres of the farm and developed the neighborhood and the first horse-drawn . . . Map (db m140542) HM
30Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-113 — Frank E. Schoonover Studios
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. . . . Map (db m13559) HM
31Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-175 — Frank Furness Railroad District
The B&O Water Street Station (1888), the Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building (1905), and the Wilmington Train Station (1907), comprise a unique campus of railroad architecture by renowned Philadelphia architect Frank Furness (1839-1912). . . . Map (db m129553) HM
32Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-128 — Freedom Lost
By the late 1700s the institution of slavery was declining in Delaware. A changing economy and the active efforts of Quakers and Methodists had led to the manumission of many slaves and dramatic growth of the state’s free black population. Though . . . Map (db m168333) HM
33Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — General Casimir Pulaski1747 – 1779 — Pulaski Park —
Exiled from his native Poland for his part in its struggle for liberty. He came to this country formed the Pulaski Legion and gave his life in the war of American IndependenceMap (db m68368)
34Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — George Read Memorial
In memory of George Read signer of the Constitution of the United States by the Delaware State Society, NSDAR, in this year Bicentennial year 1987. (Inscription on tomb stone) George Read born A.D. September 1732 Died 21st September 1798-Member . . . Map (db m107935) HM
35Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-100 — Gibraltar — Placed on the National Register of Historic Places ~ 1998 —
In 1844, John Rodney Brinkle, grandnephew of Delaware patriot Caesar Rodney, built the Italianate core of this Brandywine granite home, named for the high, prominent rocky outcropping upon which it sits. In 1909, Hugh Rodney Sharp (1880-1968) and . . . Map (db m145461) HM
36Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-156 — Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M.
Organized Freemasonry in Delaware can be traced to the mid-18th century. For many years Lodges were chartered by other states. On June 6, 1806, representatives of Masonic Lodges located in Wilmington, New Castle, Newark, and Laurel, met at this . . . Map (db m92276) HM
37Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-84 — Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) and His Devoted Wife, Annes
Born a slave, Bishop Spencer was the father of Delaware’s independent Black church movement. In 1813, he founded the Union Church of Africans, presently known as the African Union Methodist Protestant Church. The mother AUMP church . . . Map (db m144198) HM
38Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — H. Fletcher Brown: The Man and the Vocational School
In 1938 the Wilmington Board of Education proudly dedicated a new vocational high school on the northwest corner of Market and 14th Streets. State and city dignitaries attended the ceremony that officially opened a school that for the next three . . . Map (db m131160) HM
39Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Harriet Tubman(born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 - March 10, 1913)
"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." Born on Maryland's eastern shore, Harriet Tubman's family of eleven suffered the . . . Map (db m130473) HM
40Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Historic ShipyardsRiverfront Wilmington
"Iron Steam Shops, Steam Boats & Iron Sailing Vessels Completed in Every Particular" Harlan & Hollingsworth & Co., Wilmington, Delaware, 1878 To comply with federal law protecting historic sites, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, . . . Map (db m130502) HM
41Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Historic ShipyardsRiverfront Wilmington
"This is the great art—the modern triumph of skill and labor. There go the ships." Harper's New Monthly Magazine, April 1878 The Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation purchased the Harlan & Hollingsworth shipyard in 1917. The . . . Map (db m130503) HM
42Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-A1 — Holy Trinity Church(Helica Irefaldighets Kyrka)
In 1638 a colony from Sweden landed at the Rocks nearby. There they built Fort Christina, worshiped therin until 1667 and then built a log church at Cranehook on South side of Christiana River. In 1698, inspired by their pastor, Eric Bjork, they . . . Map (db m11014) HM
43Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — How a Steam Locomotive Works
A look inside [On the large picture of the locomotive, labels are here listed left to right; for labels within a column, list from top to bottom.] -Brakeman -- In the early days, brakemen used to ride on a front step of the . . . Map (db m168377) HM
44Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-82 — Howard High SchoolFirst Secondary School for Blacks in Delaware
Founded in 1867 by the Association for the Moral Improvement and Education of Colored People and named for Civil War General Oliver Otis Howard, the original school was located at 12th and Orange Streets. Pierre S. DuPont was the major benefactor . . . Map (db m10914) HM
45Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-A4 — John Dickinson1732 - 1808
Nearby is grave of John Dickinson, Lawyer, Scholar, and Statesman. Member Colonial Assemblies of Delaware and Pennsylvania and Legislative Council of Delaware State. Delegate from Pennsylvania to Stamp Act Congress. Representative in Continental . . . Map (db m129371) HM
46Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-81 — John McKinlyPresident (Governor) of Delaware, 1777
Delaware's only known foreign-born governor, John McKinly emigrated from Northern Ireland to Wilmington in 1742, began a medical practice and became actively involved in Delaware politics. McKinly served as a member of the Colonial Assembly, . . . Map (db m39575) HM
47Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-A2 — Joseph Tatnall House
Built about 1760. Anthony Wayne's Headquarters 1777. General Washington, Lafayette, Wayne, and other officers met here to hold council and hear reports prior to the Battle of Brandywine. Later occupied by British. Joseph Tatnall owned and operated . . . Map (db m92278) HM
48Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-109 — Kentmere Parkway
This 14.7-acre strip of land, connecting Rockford Park and Grove with Brandywine Park, was designed by famed American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. The land was donated by two Wilmington businessmen, William M. Fields and William Poole . . . Map (db m13578) HM
49Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-149 — Knotty Pine Restaurant
In 1875 the Delaware General Assembly enacted legislation requiring the racial segregation of public places such as train stations, hotels, and restaurants. For most of the next century this practice was strictly enforced. Established at this . . . Map (db m10920) HM
50Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Korean War Memorial
In memory of the Delawareans who gave their lives in the Korean War, 1950 — 1953 Thomas J. Angeline • Frank Biselis • Paul L. Brittingham • William J. Clark • Le Roy M. Cooke • Samuel L. Crawford • Howard B. Davis, . . . Map (db m130501) WM
51Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Kosciuszko Park• Tadeusz Kosciuszko • — American Soldier • Polish Patriot —
In observance of the Nation’s Bicentennial, this park by resolution of the city council of Wilmington was named In Memory of Tadeusz Kosciuszko 1746 ~ 1817 Colonel, Army of the United States American Soldier Major General, . . . Map (db m68371) HM
52Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-181 — Lincoln's Speech
On June 10, 1848, Congressman Abraham Lincoln traveled to Wilmington, Delaware, for the purpose of addressing a meeting of members of the Whig political party. He was accompanied by Delaware Representative John W. Houston and two other members of . . . Map (db m94199) HM
53Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Looking Back......over 100 years ago from this spot
The Sugar Bowl, used as a band shell and observatory, stood at the original entrance to the Brandywine Zoo in the early 1900's. The pavilion was demolished in two stages--its dome was taken down in 1949 and the railings were removed in 1959. . . . Map (db m65718) HM
54Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Looking Back......over 100 years ago from this spot
Brandywine Park was created to give urban residents relief from city living and working conditions. A young woman is pictured sitting atop an outcropping of Brandywine Blue Rock in 1897.Map (db m131158) HM
55Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Looking Back......over 100 years ago from this spot
In this photo from about 1913, park visitors enjoy the ice along with their dogs. A series of cold winters made ice skating on the Brandywine River a popular pastime. The dam pictured is the remnant of an early mill in Wilmington.Map (db m131163) HM
56Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Looking Back......more than 100 years ago from this spot
The Sugar Bowl, built in 1902, was so named because of its lid-like domed roof. It was used as a concert site and venue for community programs. The Sugar Bowl eventually fell into disrepair and was reduced to a plaza and chain link fence. . . . Map (db m131165) HM
57Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Looking Back......about 100 years ago from this spot.
Skating on West Street Dam Though is is not done today, ice skating on the Brandywine River used to be quite popular. In this photo from about 1913, park visitors enjoy the ice with their dogs!Map (db m151756) HM
58Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Looking Back……over 70 years ago from this spot
Created during the Great Depression, this garden's first plants were 670 roses donated by Mr. Jasper Crane. In 2001, the Friends of Wilmington Parks began restoration to return the garden to its original state.Map (db m131157) HM
59Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Looking Back……over 50 years ago from this spot
The Josephine Fountain has been drawing visitors to Brandywine Park since the 1930s. The fountain was built in honor of Mrs. Josephine Tatnall Smith who enjoyed walking through the park. Here families and couples enjoy a cool spring day in the . . . Map (db m131170) HM
60Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Louis L. Redding City County Building
Named in honor of Delaware’s first Afro-American attorney, graduate of Howard High School, Brown University, and Harvard Law School, admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1929, pioneer in the struggle for equality and tireless advocate in civil rights . . . Map (db m143952) HM
61Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Major Peter Jaquett
Sacred to the memory of Major Peter Jaquett, a distinguished officer of the Revolution Army, who died at his residence, Long Hook Farm, near this city, September 13th, A.D. 1834, in the 80th year of his age, having been born on the 6th of . . . Map (db m42647) HM
62Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — McKinleyPresident — March•4•1897 — Sept•14•1901 —
President Governor Member of Congress Major Captain Lieutenant SergeantMap (db m131162) HM WM
63Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-76 — Meeting House 1816Religious Society of Friends
Grew from New-Wark Meeting established 1682. Present house is third in this vicinity. Friends School begun here in 1748 has operated continuously. Among 3,000 buried in yard are founders of Wilmington, John Dickinson, "Penman of the Revolution," and . . . Map (db m10943) HM
64Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NCC-250 — Memorial Day Parade and Soldiers and Sailors Monument
On May 30, 1868, Wilmington residents placed flowers at the graves of Civil War soldiers in response to Gen. John A. Logan's General Order 11, which called for a national day of remembrance. Honoring the sacrifices of those who died in the Civil War . . . Map (db m153957) HM
65Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-200 — Mother Union American Methodist Episcopal Church
Established in 1813 by free African American Peter Spencer, the Union Church of Africans was the first independent African American religious denomination in the United States. After leaving Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church to start Ezion Methodist . . . Map (db m94195) HM
66Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-87 — Mount Olive Cemetery
In 1862 the members of Mother AUMP Church, also known as the Union Church of African Members, purchased property at the corner of Lancaster Ave. and Union St. in Wilmington for the purpose of establishing a cemetery. In 1914 the Church sold the . . . Map (db m145421) HM
67Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-163 — Mount Salem United Methodist Church
The origin of this congregation is traced to the early 19th century when the Brandywine Manufacturer's Sunday School was established to serve the spiritual and educational needs of the families of workers in the industrial community on the . . . Map (db m13589) HM
68Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — New Castle County Vietnam Memorial
New Castle County Honors the Delawareans Who Served in Vietnam Robert P. Acher, Jr. • James R. Adams • Thomas B. Adams • George L. Aikin • Robert D. Alexander • Douglas D. Alley • Francis B. Amoroso • Charles R. Anderson • . . . Map (db m131166) WM
69Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — North Memories of Brandywine Park
Brandywine Park was created more than a century ago and has remained a quiet refuge in the heart of Wilmington ever since. In 1881, local businessman William Poole Bancroft recognized that the growing city of Wilmington had no public open . . . Map (db m130510) HM
70Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-155 — Old Farmers Bank
On February 4, 1807, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware passed an act modeled after the charter of the Bank of the United States “to establish a Bank…under the name of the Farmers’ Bank of the State of Delaware.” On January . . . Map (db m160728) HM
71Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Old Soldiers' Park
Early in the 1890s, Civil War Union veterans claimed a small corner of Brandywine Park as a place to congregate in good weather. The familiar sight of the old soldiers sitting regularly in that area led people to call the spot "Old Soldiers' Park." . . . Map (db m169002) HM
72Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-8 — Old Swedes' Church
Erected by Swedish settlers 1698.Map (db m42646) HM
73Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-150 — Old Town Hall
The construction of Town Hall began in 1798. Completed the following year, this was the first structure in Wilmington built for government use. It was designed by a building committee which followed the Borough Council’s request that the structure . . . Map (db m165578) HM
74Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-216 — One Love Park
Originally named Tatnall Street Playground in 1907, this park is located across the street from the home at 2311 Tatnall Street that singer-songwriter Bob Marley occupied with his mother in 1966. In order to raise funds to start his own record label . . . Map (db m94214) HM
75Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Richard Bassett
In honored memory of Richard Basset Signer of the Constitution of the United StatesMap (db m61006) HM
76Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-197 — Riverview Cemetery
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 . . . Map (db m92151) HM
77Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-110 — Rockford Tower
In 1895, Theodore Leisen, engineer for the Wilmington Board of Park Commissioners, recommended that "a large pavilion and observatory" be built in Rockford Park on what was called Mt. Salem Hill, the highest point in the city at 330 feet above sea . . . Map (db m13590) HM
78Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NCC-226 — Rodney Square
Rodney Square, named for Caesar Rodney, has been the symbolic center of Wilmington since the early 20th century. The area served as a reservoir from 1827 to 1877, and as the site of the New Castle County Courthouse from 1877 to 1919. Pierre S. . . . Map (db m130470) HM
79Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-94 — Saint Joseph Church
The cradle of African-American Catholicism in Delaware, St. Joseph Church was organized in 1889 by Father John A. DeRuyter of the Josephites. Services were first held in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on 6th and Pine Streets. Incorporated as St. . . . Map (db m10919) HM
80Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-148 — Salesianum School
Salesianum School, a Catholic high school for young men, stood at 8th and West Streets from its founding in 1903 until its move to this location in 1957. The original "House of Sales" was pioneered by Rev. Charles Fromentin, Rev. James Isenring and . . . Map (db m13580) HM
81Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Samuel Francis Du Pont
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82Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Samuel Rodmond SmithApril 20, 1842 Sept 30, 1912
Soldier of the Civil War, Lieutenant 4 Delaware Infantry 1862, Captain 4 Delaware Infantry 1863, Brevetted Major U.S. Volunteers and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallant and meritorious services.Map (db m107936) WM
83Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-112 — Scott AME Zion Church
Zion Church in New York City, organized in 1796, was the catalyst by which the African Methodist Episcopal Zion denomination was established in 1821. By the 1870’s a number of Wilmington residents had affiliated themselves with this growing . . . Map (db m11011) HM
84Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-152 — Shiloh Baptist Church
The origin of this congregation can be traced to 1875, when members of a Sunday School class affiliated with First Baptist Church met to plan the organization of a separate church to serve the needs of the city's African-American residents. Formally . . . Map (db m13583) HM
85Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-166 — Site of Gilpin Mills
Along this curve of the Brandywine, two brothers, Joshua and Thomas Gilpin, established the first paper mill in Delaware in 1787. Their high quality paper was handmade, one sheet at a time, from rags carted up from nearby Wilmington. In 1795, Thomas . . . Map (db m74278) HM
86Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-154 — Site of Old Cathedral Cemetery
In May 1852, this parcel of land was purchased by Bishop (now Saint) John N. Neumann of Philadelphia. From the early 1850s through the late 1870s, this was the primary cemetery for Wilmington’s Catholics. Those buried here represented all walks of . . . Map (db m10916) HM
87Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Erected in honor of the Soldiers and Sailors of Delaware who served in the World War 1917-1918 [Additional plaque on the memorial:] In memory of the men and women of Delaware who died in the service of their . . . Map (db m131169) HM
88Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Soldiers and Sailors Monumentof Delaware
Soldiers and Sailors Monument In Commemoration of Delaware’s Patriotic Dead who Sacrificed Their Lives for their country During the Rebellion of 1861 -65 Map (db m63185) WM
89Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — South Market Street BridgeRiverfront Wilmington
"...the undertaking has resulted in great convenience to the traveling community..." Reminisces of Wilmington, by Elizabeth Montgomery, 1851 Market Street has long been a major gateway into the city of Wilmington, but there . . . Map (db m130492) HM
90Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — South Market Street Bridge Dedicated in Honor of Senator John E. Reilly, Sr.Riverfront Wilmington
"...when he was called on to speak he just shifted that cigar and spoke from the heart." columnist Bill Frank on the death of his friend, Senator John E. Reilly, Sr., Wilmington Evening Journal, February 28, 1963 In many . . . Map (db m130486) HM
91Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-86 — South WilmingtonCradle of African-American Political Leadership
William J. Winchester, after serving 16 years on Wilmington City Council, became the first of his race elected to the Delaware House of Representatives. He served from 1948 until his death in 1952. Herman M. Holloway, Sr., became the first . . . Map (db m130328) HM
92Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Spencer Plaza rain gardens are working to keep Wilmington's waterways clear!
Rain is natural, but our hard-surfaced buildings, sidewalks and streets create an unnatural amount of water runoff that can cause flooding and pollute our creeks and rivers. Engine fluids (gasoline, oils, etc.) from the streets, trash on the . . . Map (db m92149)
93Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-180 — St. Anthony of PaduaRoman Catholic Church
By the late 1800s, the opportunities offered by Wilmington’s expanding economy made it a desirable destination for persons from Italy seeking freedom and prosperity. Settlement accelerated in the early 20th century, and in 1924, the Bishop of . . . Map (db m145724) HM
94Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — St. Mary's Church
This church was founded in 1858 and dedicated the same year by Bishop (now Saint) John N. Neumann of Philadelphia. Referred to at the time as a ‘model of beauty, simplicity, solidity and economy,” the church represents an example of the . . . Map (db m92277) HM
95Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NCC-223 — St. Michael's Day Nursery
Founded in 1890, St. Michael's Day Nursery is one of the oldest early childhood education programs in Delaware. Originally located on Washington St., the school offered working class parents childcare at a time when it was typically unavailable to . . . Map (db m130467) HM
96Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Swedes Landing Trail
The Swedes Landing Trail, which highlights “Wilmington’s Waterfront Heritage” theme reflects the maritime heritage of the first permanent Swedish settlement in the United States. The one mule trail includes land along the northern bank . . . Map (db m64625) HM
97Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — The Big QuarterlyRiverfront Wilmington
"For the sake of peace, love, and nothing but that..." referring to the break with the Asbury Methodist Church of Wilmington, Reverend Peter Spencer The August Quarterly, originally known as the Big Quarterly, is the oldest . . . Map (db m130484) HM
98Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — The Great Railroad Boom"Passenger service to Philadelphia and New York. All aboard!" — Riverfront Wilmington —
In the latter half of the nineteenth century, rapid growth of the economy and demand for shipping and passenger service created a boom in railroads. Great fortunes were made which led to battles for control and consolidation of railroad lines. The . . . Map (db m130476) HM
99Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — The Great Railroad BoomRiverfront Wilmington
"... every convenience that could be thought of has been secured." reported about the car built for Henry M. Flagler, in Every Evening, Wilmington, January 4, 1887 Wilmington manufacturers found that the craftsmen who could . . . Map (db m130485) HM
100Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — The Great Railroad BoomRiverfront Wilmington
"...a handsome the French Renaissance style." The Wilmington News Journal, June 8, 1886 In the early days, the B&O station was the elegant passenger facility seen above. In an effort to compete with the PW&B . . . Map (db m130487) HM

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