Wilmington Public Building

Wilmington, DE

The Wilmington Public Building of the City of Wilmington and the County of New Castle was constructed between 1914 and 1916 by Palmer, Hornbostel and Jones, a New York architectural firm who had won a competition for its design. The U-shaped building has two perpendicular additions on the east elevation that date to 1960 and 1985. As its name suggests, the Wilmington Public Building was a civic structure that originally housed both city and county governments. In 2010, the building was entirely converted into office space using Federal Historic Tax Incentives obtained by Powers & Company, Inc.