Rodney Square Historic District

Wilmington, DE

In 2011, Powers & Company, Inc. successfully nominated Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington, DE to the National Register of Historic Places. The Rodney Square Historic District is the civic and commercial core of downtown Wilmington, Delaware and contains a collection of historically, functionally and aesthetically cohesive elements. The district, which contains five buildings, one site and one object was listed on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for Community Planning and Development as a unique urban example of a collective public and private development venture that evolved out of the City Beautiful movement and under the guidance of the DuPont Company. It is also significant under Criterion C for Architecture as an important and unified collection of revivalist style architecture designed for primarily public use.