Delaware City Municipal Building - 1969 - Delaware City, DE
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N 39° 34.419 W 075° 35.630
18S E 448996 N 4380605
The town hall for Delaware City, Delaware.
Waymark Code: WM14NGK
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 08/01/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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The plaque says, "Old Delaware City Public School

Delaware City was founded in 1826, in anticipation of the opneing of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The town was incorporated in 1851. The benefits of the proximity to the canal resulted in a sustained period of prosperity and expansion of the community. By the 1880s, the need for new educational facilities to serve a growing population was evident. In 1883 a new Delaware City Public School was constructed at this location. The building's design showcased the Italianite style that was popular at the time. The school continued to serve the community's needs until it was outgrown and replaced by a larger structure on Fifth Street in 1930. The old building was purchased by St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in 1933, and remodeled for use as a Parish House. During World War II, the building served as a USO Center, providing off-base recreation for soldiers stationed at nearby Fort DuPont and Fort Delaware. In 1969 the City of Delaware City assumed ownership of the structure to house municipal offices. The former Delaware City Public School building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as part of the Delaware City Historic District.

Delaware Public Archives - 2008 NC-178"
Year built or dedicated as indicated on the structure or plaque: December 5, 1969

Full Inscription (unless noted above):
Delaware City Municipal Building December 5, 1969 Mayor Philip A. Crunchley Councilmen: Richard T. Gannon Robert E. Harrison Frank Hetzell Robert C. Janiszewski William H. Press, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer Carol L. Boyer Solicitor Arthur F. Disabatino

Website (if available): Not listed

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