DuPont Building

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DuPont Building
DuPont Bldg.jpg
During the St. Patrick's Day parade in 2009
General information
Location 1007 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Coordinates 39°44′46.08″N 75°32′51.65″W / 39.7461333°N 75.5476806°W / 39.7461333; -75.5476806Coordinates: 39°44′46.08″N 75°32′51.65″W / 39.7461333°N 75.5476806°W / 39.7461333; -75.5476806
Construction started 1907 (1907)
Completed 1923
Owner E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Top floor 124 feet (38 m)
Technical details
Floor count 13

The DuPont Building, occupying the entire block bound by 10th, 11th, Orange and Market streets, was one of the first high-rises in Wilmington, Delaware. It looks out over Rodney Square. The building was built in phases, with the original building constructed in 1908 fronting Rodney Square. At the time, the building housed the offices of DuPont. In 1913 the building was expanded into a "U" by adding wings along 10th and 11th streets, the DuPont Playhouse was added, and a portion of the original 1908 section was converted into the Hotel duPont. The final addition to the building occurred in 1923 when the Orange Street addition was added along with an additional two floors (bringing the floor count to 13 and the height to 124').

Currently, the building still houses DuPont's headquarters, the The Playhouse on Rodney Square(formerly the DuPont Playhouse), the Hotel duPont, a branch of M&T Bank, and a number of small shops and offices in the interior of the ground floor of the building.[1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Ayres, Harry V. (1981). Hotel du Pont Story: Wilmington, Delaware, 1911-1981. Wilmington, Del: Serendipity Press. ISBN 9780914988076. 

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "DuPont Theatre sale could mean more shows, less Broadway". delawareonline. Retrieved 2015-04-27.