Wilmington, Delaware Yesterday
A Visit to Wilmington Before 1975
|I-95 Construction, South from 5th Street, 1965 (Elevated supports in place)||I-95 Construction, South from 10th Street, 1965 (Before excavation began along Adams & Jackson Streets). DP&L gas tank in background (2 photos from HAR personal collection)|
|Diamond State Brewery, 5th Street, between Adams & Jackson Streets (Now I-95) Sent in by John Medkeff)||Courtesy of the Historical Society of Delaware|
|600 block Springer Street in 'The Flats' (1945)||600 block Springer Street in 'The Flats' (1945) (2 photos from HAR personal collection)|
|600 Block Springer Street, 'The Flats' (1945||The Flats maintenance garages, 6th & Ferris Streets (1945) (2 photos from HAR personal collection)|
|Two views of Hoopes Dam (1960) (2 photos from HAR personal collection)|
Wilmington Dry Goods,
4th & Market
|National Guardsmen on duty at 4th & Market Streets during the riot of 1968 (Submitted by Joe Gardner)|
|Pony Photographer Photo (1945) (HAR personal collection)||Pony Photographer Photo (1945) (Sent in by J. Kelley)|
|Round House at Delmore Park (~1960's) (Sent in by Joe Gardner)||DuPont Building, 1910, 10th Street toward Market (submitted by Jim West, Chester, Pa)|
|Old Dravo Shipyard, 1960's||South Wilmington, Dravo Shipyard area, 1940's|
South Wilmington, Christina River with the 2 DP&L black gas tanks, 1940's
|WAMS Radio, 1380, contest car, 1970's (Submitted by Dave Ziegler)|
8th & Market Streets (1950's). The
overhead trolley wires showing where the #8 turned West.
Also, the Christmas lights are displayed.
A parade on Market Street (1950's)
Left: Main Street, Newark
Right: South Wilmington (1950's)
Delaware Trust 'Tower' under construction
Dry Goods Company, 4th
& Market Streets, 1960
Right: WDG, 1st floor, right entrance, 1960
WDG, 1st floor, rear, 1960
WDG, basement Curtain Department, 1960
Department members marching in the Memorial Day Parade,
The policemen are L to R: Lyle Diffendefer; George Fuller; James Wimble; William Gibson;
Norwood Merritt; Ed Sylwestrzuk; Francis Choma; Pat Pleasanton (behind the Sgt.);
Ed Boulware; Gerald Mackey. Sgt. Desmond is in command.
Click on the photo for a larger view - do you know anyone?
It was a bright, sunny day and, while you can not see the turning overhead trolley wires -
you can see their shadow on the blacktop.
Thanks to Keith Sylwestrzuk for this photo - his dad is 6th officer from the left and,
to Carol Gibson Illingworth for providing the names - her father is 4th from the left.
B&O Railroad Station - Kiamensi, 1930's
Right: Duncan Road Trolley stop, 1930's
Old Capitol Trail Service Station, 1930's (Above three photos submitted by Kelley Connell)
A photo of a Shipside building, 1930's (Photo provided by Mickey Pulley)
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Revised: September 19, 2011