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The interior of Holy Trinity Church, or Old Swedes Church, on Church Street in Wilmington. The church was built in 1698, and is named for the descendants of the original Swedish settlers who lived north of the Christina River. These descendants, now living in an English colony, needed a Lutheran minister sent from Sweden as a "missionary" in the New World. The church became an Episcopal church in the 1700s, and is said to be the oldest church in the United States still standing as originally built and hosting regular worship services.

 

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The former New Castle County Courthouse, on Delaware Street in New Castle. In addition to being the county courthouse until 1881, it served as the capitol of Delaware from 1776 to 1777, and as the seat of the Delaware General Assembly from its completion in 1732 to 1776, when independence was declared. Wings were added to the left and right in 1845 and 1802, respectively. The old courthouse is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States, and is now a museum.

 

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The Tatnall House, on Market Street in Wilmington. The house was built in 1770, and was altered in the 1840s. It was once used as headquarters for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, famous for his attacks in the Battles of Monmouth and Stony Point, in the Revolutionary War. George Washington also held council in the house.

 

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Trabant University Center, along South College Avenue between Main Street and Delaware Avenue in Newark. The University of Delaware student center was built in 1996, replacing the Perkins Student Center on Academy Street. The building is at an angle from the street because it follows a pre-existing student shortcut. Inside, giant plastic letters vaguely allude to the frieze of the Greek Parthenon, and neon lights in the school's colors to barrel vault ceilings and American main streets.

 

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The Steampunk Tree House, in front of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on Village Center Drive in Milton. The treehouse was built in 2007, and was originally showcased at the Burning Man festival in the desert of Nevada.

 

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Happy 302 Day! Today is an extra day to celebrate Delaware, besides its birthday on December 7, because today's numbers form the state's area code of 302. You can look out all over "the 302" from a plane; this picture is of Wilmington and its surroundings.

 

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Your Spring is, as always, more advanced than ours. Love the aerial shot of Wilmington. Nice additions! :eek:kay:
It is! I suspect your spring will be arriving sooner this year too. I bet you got less snow up in Toronto than usual. That was the case here, with an almost-record low total of 0.9 inches (2.28 cm) of snow for the entire winter.
 
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