Frank E. Schoonover Studios

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Schoonover, Frank E., Studios
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Frank E. Schoonover Studios is located in Delaware
Frank E. Schoonover Studios
Frank E. Schoonover Studios is located in the US
Frank E. Schoonover Studios
Location 1616 Rodney St., Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates 39°45′26″N 75°33′30″W / 39.75722°N 75.55833°W / 39.75722; -75.55833Coordinates: 39°45′26″N 75°33′30″W / 39.75722°N 75.55833°W / 39.75722; -75.55833
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1905
Architect Rice,Capt. E.L.,Jr.
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 79000636[1]
Added to NRHP April 20, 1979

The Frank E. Schoonover Studios in Wilmington, Delaware comprise a historic building that was used by the students of illustrator Howard Pyle, including the original tenants Frank Schoonover, N.C. Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, and Clifford Ashley. Philanthropist and art collector Samuel Bancroft paid for the building which was designed by the prominent local architect Capt. E.L. Rice, Jr. and built in 1905 in a simplified Queen Anne or Shavian Manorial style. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[2]

Schoonover remained in his studio, Number 1, until the end of his career, but the other original tenants moved out within ten years. Other artists moved in but Schoonover eventually became the sole owner of the property. After his death in 1972, a group of artists restored the building.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Schoonover, John R.; Jean Athan (1978). "Frank E. Schoonover Studios" (PDF). NRHP Nomination Form. National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ State of Delaware Archives. Retrieved February 7, 2012.

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