It was mentioned in a comment the photo above looks something like Old Capitol Trail
just west of the Wilmington and Western Railroad tracks by the Hunters Den.
I took the picture below and darn if it doesnt resemble the one above. Just 90 some years later.
The houses my have been there prior to the construction of the Marshallton Bridge over the Red Clay. A photo from an earlier post (below this one) was c1932 and shows the intersection before construction began and there is an empty lot where OCT and Newport Road meet, but it looks like there is remnants of a fence. Like a house may have been there.