Kentmere Parkway

Kentmere Parkway (HM8SU)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19806 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.753', W 75° 33.747'

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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 Bancroft, the latter known as the father of the Wilmington park system. Olmstead's design was based on Fields' research of parkways in other eastern cities he visited. He concluded that the right-of-way should be 150 feet wide, with buildings set back 25 feet on either side. Kentmere Parkway was completed to Fields' specifications in 1891.
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HM NumberHM8SU
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Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlacePark
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker NumberNC-109
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] SEPTEMBERSPARROW1666  [2] SEPTEMBERSPARROW1666  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 451823 N 4401554
Decimal Degrees39.76255000, -75.56245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.753', W 75° 33.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 45.1800" N, 75° 33' 44.8200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)302
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington DE 19806, US
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