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Wilmington Drama League

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1939, Victorine and Samuel Homsey. 10 W. Lea Blvd.

Delaware's oldest community theater, the League at first met in Lea Mills on the Brandywine before moving into this severely stripped-modernist, 300-seat brick facility. Along with five other Homsey buildings, it was listed in John McAndrew's Guide to Modern Architecture: Northeast States (1940) on architectural modernism. Early contributors pressed their hands into cement on the sidewalk, as in Hollywood. The lobby has been enlarged and a thrust stage added to the auditorium.

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W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Wilmington Drama League", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-WL67.

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 129-129.

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