Wilmington buys Gibraltar, plans to help preserve it

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The city of Wilmington has paid $900,000 for the elegeant Gibraltar mansion on Pennsylvania and will work to preserve it for future generations, Mayor Mike Purzycki announced Friday. There are no definitive plans at this time for the property, Purzycki said in a press release. The property, the focus of both commercial and cultural interest for decades, hasn’t been able …

Downtown Wilmington library (McGhiever photo from Wikimedia)

Wilmington library called one of America’s most beautiful

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

  The downtown Wilmington library is No. 3 on a new list titled ‚Äúthe 11 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúVisitors will encounter a massive, symmetrical white-gray fa√ßade designed in the Neoclassic style by well-respected architects Alfred Githens and Edward Tilton,‚ÄĚ Fodor‚Äôs Travel writes of the Wilmington Public Library. ‚ÄúThere are intricate fixtures to admire, including terra-cotta frieze …