Delaware Route 2
Delaware Route 2 is a 10.94-mile-long east–west highway located in northern New Castle County, Delaware. It runs from DE 273 on the eastern edge of Newark east to DE 52 in Wilmington. DE 2 is known variously as Capitol Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington Avenue, Lincoln and Union Streets along its route. Between Newark and Wilmington, the route is a four- to six-lane divided highway that passes through suburban areas. In Wilmington, DE 2 is routed along a one-way pair of city streets. What would become DE 2 was paved by 1924 and became a state highway in 1927, receiving the DE 2 designation by 1936. At this time, the western terminus of the road was at the Maryland border southwest of Newark, where it continued into that state as Maryland Route 279; the road was progressively widened into a divided highway from Wilmington to Newark between 1940 and 1964, bypassing some portions of the road which are now known as Old Capitol Trail. DE 2 was routed to bypass Newark by 1990, with DE 2 Business designated on the former route through Newark.
In 2013, the western terminus of DE 2 was truncated to its current location and DE 2 Bus. was decommissioned. The westernmost portion of the route was designated as DE 279, matching the route number just across the Maryland border. DE 2 begins at DE 273 in the eastern part of the city of Newark. From here, DE 2 heads north concurrent with DE 72 on a four-lane divided highway; the road turns northeast and passes under CSX's Philadelphia Subdivision railroad line before it leaves Newark and continues northeast through residential areas becoming undivided as it crosses White Clay Creek. DE 72 splits from DE 2 by heading northwest on Possum Park Road, with DE 2 continuing northeast through suburban areas consisting of homes and businesses as a four-lane divided highway; the road passes to the south of Pike Creek and intersects several roads including Polly Drummond Hill Road/Red Mill Road, North Harmony Road, Upper Pike Creek Road. After the Upper Pike Creek Road intersection, the route crosses Pike Creek.
At the Pike Creek Road intersection, the road name becomes Kirkwood Highway. The highway continues through suburbs and reaches a junction with Delaware Park Drive, an access road south to Delaware Park Racetrack, which consists of a thoroughbred horse racetrack and golf course. Following this, the road intersects Milltown Road prior to crossing Mill Creek. In Marshallton, the route widens to six lanes and comes to an intersection with DE 7. Past this intersection, DE 2 continues past businesses; the road comes to a bridge over Red Clay Creek and the Wilmington and Western Railroad before entering Prices Corner and reaching an intersection with Newport Gap Pike, which heads northwest as DE 41 and southeast as DE 62. At this point, DE 2 passes to the north of Prices Corner Shopping Center; the road comes to a bridge over Centerville Road, with indirect access to Centerville Road and a park and ride lot to the south, before reaching a partial cloverleaf interchange with the DE 141 freeway. Following this interchange, DE 2 narrows to four lanes and continues east through a mix of homes and businesses, crossing Little Mill Creek and passing to the south of the Wilmington VA Medical Center.
At this point, the route enters the town of Elsmere and turns southeast before curving back to the east and reaching an intersection with DE 100. Past this intersection, the road comes to a bridge over a junction between CSX's Philadelphia Subdivision and an East Penn Railroad line and CSX's Market Street Industrial Track line before running past homes as Union Street. DE 2 crosses into the city of Wilmington to the north of Canby Park and splits into the one-way pair of South Lincoln Street eastbound and South Union Street westbound, heading northeast; the one-way pair, which carries two lanes in each direction, passes urban homes and businesses and reaches an intersection with DE 48 in the Union Park Gardens neighborhood. At this point, DE 2 becomes North Lincoln Street eastbound and North Union Street westbound, with the westbound direction forming a concurrency with westbound DE 48 between West 2nd Street and Lancaster Avenue; the highway enters the Little Italy neighborhood, where it intersects the northern terminus of DE 9.
The route continues north to its eastern terminus at DE 52. DE 2 has an annual average daily traffic count ranging from a high of 49,116 vehicles at the DE 141 interchange to a low of 19,009 vehicles at the DE 9 intersection; the entire length of DE 2 is part of the National Highway System. The portion of present-day DE 2 between Prices Corner and Wilmington was built in 1881 as New Road, connecting Greenbank Mill to Wilmington; the road that ran from the Maryland state line west of Newark and through Newark to Wilmington, which would become DE 2, was a narrow and winding unpaved county road. Since the 1910s, this roadway was called the Lincoln Highway, a name it would retain until 1938; the Lincoln Highway name continued northeast of Wilmington along the Philadelphia Pike to the Pennsylvania border in Claymont. The Lincoln Highway between Newark and Wilmington became known as the Capitol Trail as the travel corridor led to the United States Capitol in Washington, D. C. By 1924, the roadway between the Maryland border west of Newark and Wilmington was paved.
In 1925, suggestions were made for the state to take over maintenance of the highway connecting the Maryland border to Newark and Wilmington. The same year, recommendations were made to remove a grade crossing with a junction between the Reading Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in E
Kirkwood (Eutaw, Alabama)
Kirkwood is a historic plantation house in Eutaw, Alabama. The house was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1934 and by Carol M. Highsmith in 2010, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1976, due to its architectural significance. Kirkwood is built in the Greek Revival style with Italianate influences. Foster M. Kirksey began building the house in 1858. Construction was halted by the American Civil War; the house is wood framed with two primary floors and a large cupola crowning the low-pitched hipped roof. The roof eaves are ornamented with wooden brackets. A Carolina-type monumental portico with Ionic columns wraps around two sides of the house; the balcony railings and several minor features were completed in the 1970s, when Roy and Mary Swayze restored the house. The Swayze family was awarded a National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award in 1982 for their restoration efforts. Historic American Buildings Survey No. AL-210, "Kirkwood, Mesopotomia Street & Kirkwood Drive, Greene County, AL", 8 photos, 3 data pages Media related to Kirkwood at Wikimedia Commons
The Hotel Kirkwood known as the Kirkwood Civic Center Hotel, is a historic building located in downtown Des Moines, United States. The building was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of H. L. Stevens & Company and built in 1930. With its completion it became the largest hotel along Fourth Street between Walnut Street and Court Avenue, along Des Moines' "Hotel Row." It marked the emergence of the skyscraper hotel in the downtown area. The new hotel replaced a previous Hotel Kirkwood, built on the same location in 1862, it was located near the Rock Island Depot. Developers and owners of the 1930 Hotel Kirkwood were E. F. Tagney and S. F. McGinn. Art Deco details are found in the building's massing, the sleek exterior geometrical detailing, treatment of the cornice; the 12-story brick structure rises to a height of 133 feet. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003; the building has subsequently been converted into an apartment building called "The Kirkwood."
Kirkwood is an unincorporated community in central New Castle County, United States. It lies along Delaware Route 71, southwest of the city of Wilmington, the county seat of New Castle County, its elevation is 69 feet. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 19708. Kirkwood was named for a soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary War. Correll's Farm and Lawn Supply, Dragon Run Farm, Lum's Mill House, McCoy House, Old Cann Mansion House, Old Post Office, Point Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round resort in Kirkwood, California south of Lake Tahoe that focuses on skiing and snowboarding in winter and hiking and mountain-biking in summer. Kirkwood is one of the region's larger resorts, is well known for having one of the highest average snowfalls and a broad selection of advanced skiing terrain; the mountain is unique in. This makes Kirkwood popular for cliff cornices. Kirkwood received 804 in of snow during the 2005-2006 ski season. Average seasonal snow fall is 472 in second only to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in the Sierra Nevada. Kirkwood is 33 mi south of South Lake Tahoe, California on State Route 88 and is contained within the Eldorado National Forest. Most of the region's resorts are at the northern end near Truckee, California. Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly are located on the southern side of the lake. Two new surface tows opened in the 2008-2009 season to provide access to "hike-to" terrain along Vista Ridge and Fawn Ridge; the best time to catch them running is the second or days after a storm cycle.
The Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation ski team trains. KSEF offers numerous training programs for any ability; the development team free-skis on weekends and works on fundamental skills, while the race team focuses on racing skills. In 2009 and 2010, Kirkwood hosted a leg of the North American Freeskiing Championships in the permanently closed "Cirque" area. In the summer months, Kirkwood is a destination for mountain hiking. Well-known mountain biking trails such as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride are nearby. From the first weekend in July to the first weekend in September chairs #1 and #2 are open for mountain biking along most front-side trails. A trials course sits near the base of chair #1. Bike rentals are available. 2 to 3 day advance reservations before renting are recommended, as a large group can rent all available bikes before the lifts open. They offer lighter weight downhill and a heavy duty downhill bikes supplied by Kona; as of the end of 2008 summer season there were plans to expand the summer lift program to include lift #7.
Hikers frequent downhill trails during the morning hours. Lift tickets can be purchased. Other summer activities include a well-equipped gym with a pool and spa with membership or room rental, climbing wall and ropes course and a free disk golf course. In the 21st century and time-share projects have been completed which provide substantial accommodations right at the resort. Kirkwood is one of the more recent ski resorts to open in the Lake Tahoe region because of accessibility through mountain passes, distance from South Lake Tahoe, over 30 miles, an all-weather highway to the resort from the populated western regions of California. Highway 88 was opened with all year round Caltrans snow plowing service in 1971. Kirkwood opened for business 1972. Vail Resorts, Inc. acquired Kirkwood Mountain Resort in April 2012. Vail Resorts acquired two other Tahoe region resorts in the prior decade, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar California, both of which subsequently experienced significant facility upgrades.
As of the announcement, no immediate improvements to the Kirkwood Mountain Resort had been planned by Vail Resorts. Kirkwood Mountain Resort Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District Kirkwood Ski Team Eldorado National Forest 3dSkiMap of Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood City Council shooting
The Kirkwood City Council shooting occurred on February 7, 2008, in Kirkwood, United States. A gunman went on a shooting rampage at a public meeting in the city hall, leaving six people dead and two others injured. Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton, 52, shot one police officer with a revolver across the side street from city hall and took the officer's handgun before entering city hall. Thornton reached council chambers with these two pistols. There, he shot a police officer, the public works director, two council members, the mayor, a reporter. In total, the gunman wounded two others; the gunman was shot and killed by police. Thornton parked his van on the side street near Kirkwood City Hall and saw Kirkwood Police Sgt. William Biggs, on duty but walking to pick up dinner nearby. In a parking lot across the side street from City Hall, Thornton confronted Biggs and shot him with a Smith & Wesson Model 29.44 Magnum revolver, killing him instantly. Before Thornton fired, Biggs had hit a distress signal on his radio to summon additional police officers.
Thornton took Biggs' Smith & Wesson.40-caliber handgun and went inside City Hall. There, in the city council chambers, The Pledge of Allegiance had just been recited and the mayor was starting the city council meeting with 30 people attending. Thornton entered the room from the back with both of his weapons concealed but soon got close to his intended victims, he first fatally shot Kirkwood Police Officer Tom Ballman in the head and continued shooting other victims at close range while repeating the phrase "Shoot the mayor!" He fatally shot council members Connie Karr and Michael H. T. Lynch, Public Works Director Ken Yost, he left him for dead. Witnesses reported about 15 gunshots. Ignoring the four other council members, Thornton chased City Attorney John Hessel, who slowed Thornton by throwing chairs at him until escaping from the room. All of this gunfire was audible at the Kirkwood police department building, located across a small parking lot from the rear entrance to city hall. Two Kirkwood police officers rushed to the council chambers.
There, Thornton fired on them from behind a desk. The officers returned fire. In total, Thornton wounded two people during his shooting spree. Mayor Mike Swoboda was taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center in critical condition; the mayor was shot in the lower jaw, with the bullet exiting from his cheek, was shot in the back of his head. He underwent surgery on February 7 and again on the latter surgery lasting three hours. Mayor Swoboda's condition was upgraded after a few days to "serious", after two weeks to "satisfactory". Since he had begun eating soft food and talking, his family said. He would need reconstructive surgery for his face. On April 18, Swoboda returned to city hall to address the last city council meeting before the expiration of his second and final term as mayor. Swoboda died in a hospice he had entered a week earlier. A reporter for the local Suburban Journals, Todd Smith, was injured, he was released from the hospital within 24 hours. Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton was a lifelong resident of Missouri.
In 1992, a ballot proposition appeared under which Kirkwood, an abutting, comparatively prosperous city with only a small percentage of African-American residents, would annex the low-income Meacham Park area. After spirited debate and campaigning, residents of both Meacham Park and Kirkwood approved the annexation. Upon annexation, the municipal codes of Kirkwood became the law for Meacham Park, which had lacked municipal codes due to its unincorporated status. During the 1990s, Thornton was active in a number of charitable organizations in Kirkwood, he ran for Kirkwood City Council in 1994, unsuccessfully. Via eminent domain, part of the Meacham Park area was taken for a large commercial development in the late 1990s in a tax increment financing project. Thornton, who foresaw that his construction company would get contracts in this development, was a public proponent of it, in this respect opposing the views of some others in Meacham Park, he received some work for his construction company during this commercial development.
Family members and friends have said that he became resentful over having gotten less than he felt he had been promised. In 1999, Thornton filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging racial discrimination in the awarding of contracts he had wanted. Marge Schramm, mayor at the time the contracts were bid, has said that contracts were awarded by the developers, not the city, that the city had not promised contracts to Thornton, it has been reported that he had never bid on the contracts. In 1996, Thornton had begun receiving citations from Kirkwood for violations of city codes. In June 1998, he pleaded guilty to six violations. However, this plan was not fulfilled, Thornton began to leave new tickets unpaid. By late 2001, Thornton had been cited many dozens more times by Kirkwood officials under municipal code enforcement actions for operating an unlicensed business from his home, in a residentially-
Kirkwood Community College
Kirkwood Community College is a public community college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kirkwood has a secondary campus in Iowa City, several additional regional and county centers located in Belle Plaine, Hiawatha, Tipton, Vinton and Williamsburg. Area Ten Community College opened in several locations in Cedar Rapids in 1966, serving an enrollment of 199 students. In 1969, the college changed its name to Kirkwood Community College, after Samuel J. Kirkwood, an early abolitionist and Iowa's American Civil War Governor. In 2016, Kirkwood reported a student enrollment of 19,902, an average class size of 21 students. In 2018, the college named Dr. Lori Sundberg as the school's fifth president, the first female leader to hold the position. Kirkwood Community College is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education's Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kirkwood offers over 120 different degrees and certifications, serves students from 100 different countries.
The Kirkwood Eagle's athletic programs consist of men's and women's basketball, softball and men's golf. The college is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, competing in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. Kirkwood's colors are blue and white, it's mascot is an eagle named "Sammy". Official website