WILMINGTON, DE- Wilmington-based developer, The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. along with The City of Wilmington, Wilmington Parking Authority and The State of Delaware are pleased to announce the formal dedication of Burton Place in honor of former Wilmington City Councilman and Civil Rights Activist William H. “Dutch” Burton and unveiling of a State Historical Marker in commemoration of the landmark decision in Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority, a case that eventually led to the eradication of Delaware’s accommodation laws. The ceremony will take place at 116 West 9th Street in front of The Residences at Mid-town Park at 1 PM.
The event will include live music from The Adult Choir of the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Matthew provided by David Christopher, Music Director as well as speakers Mayor Michael Purzycki, State Representative Stephanie T. Bolden, Ret. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Toliver IV, Stephen M. Marz, CA. and Executive Vice President of The Buccini/Pollin Group, Michael Hare.
Following the ceremony, a light reception will follow within The Residences at Mid-town Park.
The event is open to the public and all are welcome.
WHAT: The Formal Dedication of Burton Place and its impact, unveiling of a State Historical Marker in Commemoration of the Landmark decision in Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority in Honor of William H.“Dutch” Burton.
WHO: Mayor Michael S. Purzycki, State Representative Stephanie T. Bolden, Ret. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Toliver IV, Stan Soja, Executive Director of The Wilmington Parking Authority, Stephen M. Marz, CA., Director of The Delaware Public Archives, Robert E. Buccini, Co-Founder of The Buccini/Pollin Group and Executive Vice President of The Buccini/Pollin Group, Michael Hare.
WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018 1 PM
WHERE: 116 West 9th Street Wilmington, DE 19801
CAMERAS AND FILM CREWS ARE WELCOME