Downtown Wilmington Delaware at Night

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       I had a chance to drive down Market Street in downtown Wilmington, Delaware last night when I attended a talk at the Delaware Historical Society, and found some fascinating sights. Market Street still had twinkling lights in the trees, the 1871 Grand Opera House had dramatic lighting (I missed the light show last week that took place on the facade), Orillas Tapas Bar had relocated to an old bank at Ninth and Market and the front of the building was well lit and a lively scene looked like it was taking place inside. 

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(L. to R. Orillas, Grand Opera House, City/County Building, view south on Market Street from Ninth St.)

The old City-County Building on Rodney Square, which had been bought by MBNA, and never occupied by them before they left town, was lighted and restored for occupation by a law firm. (See their clever etch-a-sketch video).  This historic building on Rodney Square was an original part of the City Beautiful design for the area dating back to 1913.

I would say that Wilmington preservationists and property owners have done a good job preserving downtown Wilmington, wouldn't you?

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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
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Love your photos! Looks like there is plenty to do in downtown Wilmington! Thanks Carolyn!!

Jan 11, 2013 06:07 AM #1
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Yes, Barbara-Jo--many locals don't realize the great stuff we have downtown.

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I love twinkling lights, Carolyn. My tree isn't scheduled for take down till February and I hate to do it then. Love your post and your pictures.

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Thanks, Toni.  I have all my decorations put away except for the outside lights, and with 50 degree weather expected today, I expect to get all that down. I fell in love with the lights the other night and just had to stop and take pictures!

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