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  • 1. A Pictorial History of Wilmington
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • 4. Old Swedes
    Church
    (built 1698)
    seen here in
    1938.
  • 5. Map of the city of Wilmington, 1772
  • 6. Wilmington scene depicted in Harper’s Weekly magazine, 1780s
  • 7. 1830 depiction of the Brandywine Mills by Bass Otis
  • 8. Old Town Hall (built 1799), depicted on a 1801
    map of Wilmington.
  • 9. The first office of the DuPont Company.
  • 10. Bancroft mills workers’ housing.
  • 11. Earliest photograph of Wilmington, Market Street, ca, 1839
  • 12. Near Jackson and 9th streets, ca. 1860s
  • 13. Walnut and Front streets, ca. 1860.
    Looking over rooftops of stores, homes, and businesses, toward the northwest.
    Second Baptist Church
    Central
    Presbyterian
    Town
    Hall
    Trinity
    Episcopal
  • 14. Bird’s eye view print of city, ca. 1865.
    Old Swedes Church
    Fourth Street
    Market Street
  • 15. Market Street from the wharf, 1867
  • 16. East Water Street, along the tracks.
  • 17. Shipbuilding at
    Harlan and
    Hollingsworth,
    Late 19th century
  • 18. Harlan and
    Hollingsworth
    office and shops
    on Front Street
  • 19. Apple Street, a typical immigrant/blue collar street
  • 20. A view of the city from Maryland Avenue, 1870s.
  • 21. Spacious homes along Delaware Avenue, 1890s
  • 22. Tracks, businesses and homes along Front and Walnut streets, 1884
  • 23. Looking toward the Christina River from Walnut and Water streets, 1884.
  • 24. Christina River front in 1893
  • 25. Wilmington’s
    first electric
    trolley car in
    front of The
    Ebbitt Hotel, on
    the site of the
    DuPont Company
    building, 1888
  • 26. 4th Street at Market Street, 1887
  • 27. Market Street from 400 block looking south, 1890s
  • 28. Market Street in 1905 decorated for a Civil War Veterans Reunion
  • 29. Downtown stores
    and businesses,
    early 1900s.
  • 30. Postcard views of the city around 1910
  • 31. Downtown moves uptown to 9th and Market streets, 1918.
  • 32. View of 10th and King streets in 1910 looking north, showing the
    old juxtaposed alongside the new. The DuPont Company
    building is at the far left, the Court House in the center, and early homes line King Street.
  • 33. The DuPont Company building including the office space, hotel, ballroom and theater, towers over its neighbors. Photograph taken in 1919 just after the old court house was torn down.
  • 34. Homes along 2nd Street, ca. 1900
  • 35. New housing goes up
    At 20th and Harrison
    streets…
    and along Franklin
    Street in the early
    1910s.
  • 36. Wilmington Police on duty at 4th and Market streets ca. 1920
  • 37. Along parade route on 4th Street
    Market & 9th streets
    808 Market Street
    Aldine Theater, 837 Market Street
  • 38. King Street near 6th Street
    August Quarterly
    Market near 20th Street
    Boys waiting for a movie
  • 39. World War II era
    American Car and Foundry
    Wendell Wilkie Campaign stop
    Shopping at 6th and Market Street
  • 40. No history of the city would be complete without mentioning…
  • 41. Victory Europe
    VE Day
    May 8, 1945
    Looking from theDelaware Trust Building toward the DuPont Building
  • 42. Looking at the Delaware
    Avenue split from two
    vantage points.
  • 43. Shoppers at Market and 7th streets, 1950
  • 44. The Rialto Theater was at 220 Market Street. In its earliest years it was a first run theater, but it closed in 1982.
  • 45.
  • 46. Aerial view from near Shipley and 12th streets, 1950s
  • 47. Looking north from 2nd Street along Market Street, 1967
  • 48. National Guard patrol at 6thand Market streets, 1968.
  • 49. The I.M. Pei Building, 12th & Market streets in 1972, the beginning of the Brandywine Gateway projects.
  • 50.
  • 51. The Eleventh
    Street Plaza
    1976
  • 52. Looking north from 14th Street toward the Brandywine Gateway, 1988
  • 53. Ships Tavern District
    Keeping what is intact and working to make it viable again.
  • 54. A few more glimpses of our history…
  • 55. Shipley at 2ndstreet,
    1860s-70s. Men in Civil War uniforms
    stand outside the house.
  • 56. Looking north along Market Street toward the Brandywine River bridge, late 19th century.
  • 57. Millers houses in Brandywine Village, 1893
  • 58. Scene along the Christina River about 1900
    Old Swedes Church
  • 59. Market at 8th Street before 1906
  • 60. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station
    Ca. 1900
  • 61. Howard High School, 1940
  • 62. King Street, south of 8th Street, 1949
  • 63. 11th Street from King Street, 1970
  • 64. Weep not that the world changes- did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
    William Cullen Bryant