duPont's Will and Testament:
the 300-acre Nemours estate in Wilmington, Alfred
indicated that the Trustees' first duty was "to care for
the mansion and grounds and gardens surrounding
Nemours in order that they be maintained for the
pleasure and benefit of the public in their present
condition and the grounds improved from time to
time, as their funds warrant."
Pulling another Fast One?
Delaware AG Thinks So. June 20,
Delaware AG Alleges Mismanagement of duPont Family Trust
That Finances Nemours Foundation. Associated Press
Delaware Attorney General Alleges Mismanagement of
duPont Foundation. Read on ..
Philanthropy News Press 06/20/12
This website represents the independent research of one
concerned citizen in an effort to save one of Delaware's
oldest residences: The William Murphy House.
Last updated May 16, 2012
The property was
deeded over to The Nemours Foundation in 2008 by
Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) for $10,
with the condition that Nemours would preserve the house
in perpetuity. Nemours runs the Nemours Mansion
and Gardens and the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for
Children in Wilmington, Delaware.
Nemours has announced that it will demolish the house on
August 3, 2011. No one other than the organization
called Preservation Delaware has made an effort to stop
I have contacted numerous local officials and
politicians to enlist help in stopping demolition of not
just the Murphy House, but of many other properties that
deserve the respect they deserve for surviving so many
years. This website summarizes my results.
The results are ongoing and will be updated as things
Statement & story of Little Murph's predicament.
I got from persons & organizations contacted.
various documents and organizations.
Plan and ideas
for use of the house.