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Community Service Building (Montchanin Building)

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Montchanin Building
1958 remodeling of an earlier building. 1995–1997 renovated, Buck Simpers Architect + Associates. 100 W. 10th St.

The boxy, twelve-story office building was remodeled into one of the most austere examples of curtain-walled International Style in the state. It housed Wilmington Trust and, later, 600 DuPont employees. The latter firm sold it in 1995 to a nonprofit organization, which renovated it as general headquarters for many local nonprofit groups. Today it is occupied by seventy-four such organizations, making it the largest building in the nation entirely devoted to nonprofits.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Community Service Building (Montchanin Building)", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 108-108.

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