Buzz Ware Village Center
Operated by Village of Arden
2119 The Highway
Wilmington, DE 19810
The Buzz Ware Village Center (BWVC, a.k.a. "The Buzz") is located at 2119 The Highway, Arden, Delaware, 19810, across the street from the Arden Club's Gild Hall. The building was renamed in 1973 in memory of a longtime trustee of Arden and Ardentown, an Ardencroft Director, a respected community leader and an excellent graphic designer, Hamilton D. "Buzz" Ware, who died in 1968.
The original Arden School, a public school, built of two surplus wooden World War I military buildings, was dedicated in 1925, but burned down in 1945. The three main rooms of the current structure were built in 1946 to 1947, and was considered somewhat innovative for schools of its time. It had radiant heat, abundant windows, and direct access to the outside from each classroom. A fourth room was added in 1950.
The Arden School was racially integrated two years before the U.S. Supreme Court decision barring segregation, and in spite of Delaware's policy of segregation at that time. The Arden School had six grades from the late 1920s until 1969, when it was reduced to a Kindergarten building and finally closed, as a Public School, in 1973.
Since that time, the Center has been run by the BWVC Committee of the Town of Arden, with help from Ardentown and Ardencroft. If you would like to use "The Buzz" for an event, please contact the building manager, Beverley Fleming, at 475-2818 or email@example.com.
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Parking Lots Nearby
Colonial Parking: Lot 44
15th & French St 4.39 miles away
Colonial Parking: Lot 85
1320 N. King St 4.46 miles away
WPA Brandywine Gateway Parking Garage
13th & King St. 4.49 miles away
WPA Hercules Parking Garage
13th and Market 4.50 miles away
Colonial Parking: Lot 59
1201 N. Market St 4.54 miles away
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