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The town's Main Street has several buildings of note. The former Rhodes Pharmacy (1916–1917, Richard A. Whittingham) translated Gothic architecture into concrete, complete with gargoyles. Wilmington Trust Bank (1926, originally Farmers' Trust Company; 82 Main St.) is neo-Roman with big Corinthian columns. Green Mansion (c. 1882; 96 Main St.) is named for its colorful facade of serpentine. Klondike Kate's Restaurant (1880; 158 Main St.) served originally as a store and grange hall. Its mansard roof of patterned tiles was repaired after a fire in the 1990s. St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (1883; 200 Main St.) occupies the site of an earlier Presbyterian church. The present brick edifice had a rose window by a Philadelphia artist inserted (1946, Paula Himmelsbach Balano), and its belfry was modified after lightning struck it in 1953.

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W. Barksdale Maynard

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