Rodney Square

Rodney Square (HM2EP4)

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N 39° 44.755', W 75° 32.843'

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Rodney Square, named for Caesar Rodney, has been the symbolic center of Wilmington since the early 20th century. The area served as a reservoir from 1827 to 1877, and as the site of the New Castle County Courthouse from 1877 to 1919. Pierre S. DuPont envisioned a landscape adjacent to the DuPont headquarters that unified the new site through design and style. A juried competition in 1916, managed by DuPont's assistant John Jacob Raskob, and largely funded by Irénée DuPont, determined the design of the square, which included two fountains and twelve bronze lanterns. The Rodney Square District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
HM NumberHM2EP4
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 453102 N 4399700
Decimal Degrees39.74591667, -75.54738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.755', W 75° 32.843'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 45.3" N, 75° 32' 50.58" W
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