“The thriving Lippincott & Co. business occupied 306-314 N. Market Street for more than 60 years.”
At its peak, the thriving Lippincott & Co. business occupied the contiguous buildings of 306-314 N. Market Street.
“For many years, one of the leading merchandise locations in Wilmington” – Wilmington City Directory, 1940
In 1943, after more than 60 years in business, the business was sold to Eppe’s, another competing dry goods operator in town.
After many years of abandon and neglect, the buildings that made up these historic department store have been give new life. In 2005, Market-Preservation Associates, LLC began acquiring the buildings and planning for the block’s revitalization. After more than four years, a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation of the block was completed and Lincoln Square began to welcome new tenants.