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Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church

Wilmington, Delaware
County of New Castle.
Seventh and Church Streets
National Register Number: 66000261
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Church.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
This is the oldest surviving building of a Delaware Valley Swedish congregation, built on the site of the Fort Christina settlement's first burial ground in 1638. Though it was constructed after the fall of New Sweden, services were held in Swedish well into the 18th century. It has housed an Episcopal parish since 1791.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

There have been no changes since the last recording period. (2004)


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