Wawaset Park

Wawaset Park is a planned community on the western edge of the City of Wilmington, Delaware bounded by Woodlawn Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Greenhill Avenue, and West 7th Street. The area was formerly the grounds of Schuetzen Park, a horse racing and later auto racing track and fair grounds. It was purchased in 1917 by the DuPont Company and developed into single family houses, semi-detached and row houses to meet the housing need for the company's expanding corporate staff.

The neighborhood's design, with curvilinear streets and ample lawns giving it the setting of a suburb within the city, was influenced by the work of Frederick Law Olmsted, and its architecture includes Tudor cottages, Georgian mansions, and elements of the Picturesque and Gothic styles.

Architectural Components Common Among Homes When Constructed
  • Metal Casement windows by "Fenestra"
  • Slate Roofing

Building Activity

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