Special Art Loop Exhibit - Union Park Gardens, a John Nolen Neighborhood
Friday, May 04, 2018 - Saturday, May 05, 2018 
Poole Gallery of Old Town Hall - Wilmington


Secion of Panorama of Union Park Gardens under Construction, Dec. 1, 1918 Courtesy of Rare and Manuscripts Library, Cornell University
Section of Panorama of Union Park Gardens under Construction, Dec. 1, 1918
Courtesy of Rare and Manuscripts Library, Cornell University

In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Union Park Gardens Neighborhood, long time resident and neighborhood historian Adele Meehan will display her exhibit, Union Park Gardens – A John Nolen Neighborhood.   As president of the Union Park Gardens Neighborhood Association (UPGNA), Meehan has spent years researching the history of the neighborhood, and the Massachusetts-based planner and landscape architect John Nolan, who designed the 58-acre parcel of land into a park like community for World War I ship yard workers in 1917.

The exhibit will include a large selection of photos, from ground breaking and construction, to early photos of the established neighborhood, and will be on view at the Delaware History Museum in the Poole Gallery of Old Town Hall.

Special Hours:
Art Loop, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 9 pm with refreshments served on Friday beginning at 5 pm.
Saturday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


FREE PARKING in downtown Wilmington after 6:00 p.m.on weekdays.
On-street parking is FREE on weekends.
FREE PARKING is also available courtesy of Colonial Parking on the corner of 6th and Shipley streets.



Poole Gallery of Old Town Hall
5th and Market Street


5th and Market Streets
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
(302) 655-7161

Old Town Hall was the first purpose-built structure for Wilmington's government. For more than 100 years, the building served as the center of local government and many community activities. By 1916 city government had outgrown Old Town Hall and sold it to the Delaware Historical Society. Today it is used for rotating exhibitions, meetings and event rentals.

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