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History of wilmington powerpoint

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

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