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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21IF_george-read-memorial_Wilmington-DE.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21IE_samuel-rodmond-smith-a-war-memorial_Wilmington-DE.html
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.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21FT_pierre-samuel-dupont-de-nemours-memorial_Wilmington-DE.html
Sacred to the memory of Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours-Knight of the Order of Vasa, of the Legion of Honor and of the Order of Du Lis, Counselor of State, Member of the First Constituent Assembly, President of the Council of Ancients and member o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XNL_grubb-family-burying-ground-historical_Wilmington-DE.html
In 1677, John Grubb (1652-1708) came from Stoke Climsland, Cornwall and settled on the Delaware River at "Grubb's Landing." He was one of the first Englishmen in Delaware. John and his wife Francis raised nine children: Emanuel Grubb (1682-1767) …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WZX_this-memorial-to-william-poole-bancroft_Wilmington-DE.html
Overlooks that part of the Bancroft farm given by him to the city in 1889. His offer of this land for a park inspired the purchase of much of the Brandywine valley and other lands subsequently acquired for the city park system. He was Presi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RX6_the-william-montgomery-house_Wilmington-DE.html
A Stone on the facade inscribed with the initials "I.M" and a date of "1789" suggests that construction of this dwelling occurred during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a period of early industrialization in Delaware. Evidence of a stone h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RX1_blue-rock-community-club_Wilmington-DE.html
Established in 1917 as part of the esteemed General Federation of Women's Clubs, The Blue Rock Community Club (BRCC) provided an important social and service-oriented outlet for women. Beginning with just 11 founding members, the Club became an an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RWZ_delcastle_Wilmington-DE.html
Near this site..."an eminence near McKennan's Church", the Continental forces took position against a British detachment encamped a half-mile away near Mill Town sent as a decoy, while the main body of the British army marched north to Kennett Squ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RWR_walnut-street-ymca_Wilmington-DE.html
Walnut Street YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) was designed by Wilmington architect G. Morris Whitehead II as a community center for the city's African American population. Construction began on the three-story structure in 1939 and the bu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RWN_delaware-childrens-theatre_Wilmington-DE.html
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 P…
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