Frank E. Schoonover Studios

Frank E. Schoonover Studios (HM8SC)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19806 New Castle County
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N 39° 45.433', W 75° 33.521'

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The Frank E. Schoonover Studios were constructed in 1905 by Wilmington philanthropist Samuel Bancroft, Jr. Plans were provided by architect E.L. Rice, incorporating a Queen Anne design with four contiguous units. The original occupants were Frank E. Schoonover, N.C. Wyeth, Henry Peck, Harvey Dunn, and Clifford Ashley. All were former students of Howard Pyle, renowned illustrator and teacher. Over the years several other artists occupied the studios, but Schoonover remained, eventually acquiring complete ownership of the property. During his long career he created over 2,200 illustrations for books and magazines, as well as over 200 landscapes of the Brandywine and Delaware River valleys. Following his death in 1972, the property was purchased and restored by a group of fellow artists. The Frank E. Schoonover Studios were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
HM NumberHM8SC
Marker NumberNC-113
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452142 N 4400960
Decimal Degrees39.75721667, -75.55868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.433', W 75° 33.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 25.98" N, 75° 33' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1616 N Rodney St, Wilmington DE 19806, US
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