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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Title: Before Trolley Square. Author: Ryan Cormier Publisher: The News Journal Date: 3/9/2009 Over the past 30 years, the name of a shopping center -- Trolley Square -- has slowly become the common way to describe the bustling neighborhood on Wilmington's west side. In fact, Trolley Square is only the name of the massive 31-year-old shopping center: nothing more, nothing less. The neighborhood's original name, and the one preferred by its residents, is Forty Acres -- a moniker that's been around for about 110 years longer than Trolley Square. In a new book, "Forty Acres," written by fourth-generation resident Kara A. Briggs, the neighborhood and its old name get their due. "I think the shopping center has taken on a life of its own," Briggs says. "People would say, 'I'll be down near the Trolley Square shopping center.' And that became too much to say. It's turned into, 'I'll be in Trolley Square.'" The area is much more than the restaurants and bars that are a magnet for young professionals. It's a tight-knit neighborhood where many of the city's Irish have roots. Briggs wrote her master's thesis at the University of Delaware about the neighborhood, tracking how it has changed over the years since the 1978 opening of the shopping center. "The neighborhood's identity was being lost to Trolley Square and because it has such a rich history, I didn't want to see that happen," says Briggs, who still lives in the same N. Scott Street home she grew up in. (Her two sons are the fifth generation of the family to be raised in the house.) The Trolley Square shopping center was built at the urging of Mayor William T. McLaughlin, who sought to fill the abandoned space after the 1974 closing of an old barn where trolleys and buses had been stored. The term "Trolley Square" had never been used to describe the area before the shopping center was built. When Briggs interviewed McLaughlin for her thesis, he told her the idea behind the name. "He romanticized those trolleys and had such terrific memories of them," she says. "His exact words were, 'I don't care what we call it as long as the word trolley is in there.' " Forty Acres was one of the first streetcar suburbs of Wilmington. In 1864, it became the site of one of the first streetcar rail lines, thanks to entrepreneur Joshua T. Heald, who owned the 40-acre site, then farmland. "Forty Acres" ($21.99, Arcadia Publishing) is one of two Delaware-themed recent releases by Arcadia. "DuPont Highway," was released last week. Penned by Michael C. Hahn, a project manager for the Delaware Department of Transportation, and writer William Francis, it tracks the history of the 97-mile highway, which took 13 years to build and opened in 1924. Both books are part of the growing collection of 21 titles released since 1999 by the publisher of local histories -- usually heavy on the photos -- about different areas of Delaware, covering everything from Seaford to Dover to Newark to Wilmington's Riverfront. When it comes to Forty Acres, talk of its boundaries easily sparks a debate at the counter of Angelo's Luncheonette, the Forty Acres institution that opened on North Scott Street over 40 years ago. "It happens all the time," says August Muzzi, 59, Angelo's owner. "It's amazing." The historical boundaries for Forty Acres cover about 11 city blocks from Delaware Avenue north to Wawaset Street, and Union Street south to DuPont Street. That definition would put the boundary of the neighborhood smack between Kelly's Logan House and the Trolley Square shopping center, though many in the area consider Forty Acres to extend further south. "One of the reasons I did the book was that, depending on who you ask and what generatio. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: Forty Acres was developed into a neighborhood in the 19th century from a 40-acre parcel of farmland. Just as many other neighborhoods have ethnic associations, many Irish Wilmingtonians have their roots in Forty Acres. Some Forty Acres families stayed for generations, and the neighborhood was popular well into the 20th century. What makes Forty Acres different is its sense of community and the close-knit relationships developed between its residents. While it is admired for its historic charm, the neighborhood is an urban community made up of a mixed-use residential and commercial village within the city of Wilmington. Today Forty Acres continues to be a place where the word “neighbor” holds strength, value, and friendship.

L'autore: Author Kara A. Briggs Green selected images to illustrate this historic neighborhood from private photograph collections as well as images from the Delaware Historical Society, the Hagley Library, and the University of Delaware.

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