COOLSPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
COOLSPRING COMMUNITY BUILDING
1 AUGUST 1929 DEDICATION
The dedication of the Coolspring Community Building, a gift of Dr. David M. Hitch of Philadelphia to the Coolspring Presbyterian Church, took place the afternoon of August 1, 1928 at Coolspring on the Georgetown to Rehoboth highway.
The Rev. Thomas Parker McKee, pastor of Georgetown First Presbyterian Church, also the pastor at Coolspring Presbyterian Church, presided at the dedication ceremonies. Dr. Hitch , doner, handed over the key to to the church officials, saying “ we can heartily thank Mr. Robinson, the builder, for erecting the building in a conscientious manner, co-operation with his personal interest with us pertaining to it erection. Therefore it is with great pleasure I present this key to you , confident that my trust is well placed”.
Te community building is less that a mile from the church on grounds formerly known as “Sunken Gardens”, is a modern structure 75 feel by 34 feet. The main floor will serve as an
auditorium seating at least 500 people. It will have a stage and rest rooms. The basement is to have a
roomy and convenient kitchen and dinning room, dressing room and a sitting room.
Other speakers were Congressman Robert C. Houston, and, James Tunnell, both of Georgetown and elders of the Georgetown First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Edward Sudler of Georgetown , Miss Margaret Baylis of Lewes, and others gave musical solos. The Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid Society served a chicken dinner to people present from all sections of lower Delaware.
Source: Wilmington News Journal , Thursday, August 1, 1929. Abstract 6/14/2017, Harrison