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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RXG_first-african-american-schoolhouse-in-hockessin_Hockessin-DE.html
Local tradition states that a school was present at this location as early as 1829. However, in 1878 the first documented school for African-Americans in Hockessin was established in this vicinity. The school was funded and built primarily by the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RXF_st-john-the-evangelist-church_Hockessin-DE.html
Built in 1882, St. John the Evangelist Church was the third Catholic church to be built in the Hockessin area. Soon after it opened, St. John's established a parochial school in its hall. By 1934 the school was closed due to dwindling financial su…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RXD_james-henry-nip-winters_Hockessin-DE.html
Born in 1899 in Washington DC. James Henry Winters was a pitcher in the Negro leagues from 1919-1933. Winters, who was also known as "Jesse" and "Nip," was one of the top left-handed pitchers of his day. Known for his wild style and pitching speed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RXB_tweeds-tavern_Hockessin-DE.html
Formerly known as "MudFort," this log structure was built circa 1790. The original two-story building measured 21 X 27 feet, and featured an attic and full stone basement. A later tax assessment describes the house as d"large" and cites the presen…
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RWJ_william-judy-johnson-park_Wilmington-DE.html
Regarded as one of the best third basemen to have played in the Negro Leagues, William Julius "Judy" Johnson (1899-1989) grew up nearby on the west side of Delamore Place. During his youth, Johnson played baseball at various sand lots in the city,…
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