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Elsmere Church of Christ

“The Wilmington Church of Christ in Elsmere. This congregation was established in 1943, when services were started in the home of John W. Allen, Jr., at Edge Moor Gardens. After a tent revival held on Vandever Ave., Wilmington, a room was secured in the Odd Fellows’ Hall where church services were held. On Dec. 24, […]


RG# 5050   1900 – 1949 In the early nineteenth century, the land just beyond the western limits of the City of Wilmington was a farm district with large estates. Due largely to the efforts of Joshua T. Heald, a real estate developer, whose “newspaper advertisements enticed prospective buyers with promises of escape from the […]