3300 North Market Street • Wilmington, Delaware 19802
Decoration Day, 1910. Families visited
the cemetery and placed flowers and flags on the graves to honor those who died serving our country.
The National Register of Historical Places recognition sign and the State of Delaware Historical recognition sign
The Stoeckle Mausoleum, built in 1907.
The Stoeckle family emigrated from Germany and were prosperous in the local beer-brewing industry.
On July 8th, 1872 Elizabeth Warren,
age 64, became the first person
interred at Riverview Cemetery.
History of Riverview Cemetery
Riverview Cemetery was developed in two sections, each with a distinct landscape design. Hermann J. Schwarzmann (1846-1891), a prominent 19th century landscape architect designed the southeast side in a formal grid plan. Riverview Cemetery is the only known example of his work in Delaware.Thirty years later the northwest side was designed by the cemetery superintendent, Goldsmith C. Nailor
in a picturesque serpentine pattern.
To read the history of Riverview in more detail with archival photos, click here for the nomination forms submitted for the Cemetery to be listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Hermann J. Schwarzmann,
Landscape architect of Riverview Cemetery
From 1910 to 2015, take a look at how we've changed!
Delaware's first Community Mausoleum was built in 1917 by the Wilmington Mausoleum Company.
When First & Central Presbyterian Church was demolished in 1921, a portion of its graveyard was moved
to Section G at Riverview Cemetery.
The dates on these stones are older than the cemetery.
The original superintendent's home,
built in 1873, on the left at the Market St. entrance. Currently, the Chapel/Office
built in 1951, occupies this location and is under renovation to become the Visitor & Information Center.